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How her Buckeye years shaped the life of a hero

Olivia J. Hooker honored with eponymous Distinguished Diversity Lecture Series

Last year, on the anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the world came to know the extraordinary testimony of Olivia J. Hooker, the last surviving witness of the incident and the first black woman to actively serve in the U.S. Coast Guard. She was a Buckeye, we learned, a 1937 College of Education graduate. And she was a spritely 103 before many of us knew her.

Then, in November, she passed.

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