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Olivia Hooker, The First African-American Woman To Enter The U.S. Coast Guard, Turns 103

February 14, 2018 09:54

Olivia Hooker is the first African-American woman who was brave enough to have entered the U.S. Coast Guard.

When she was a girl, she thought all people are good, and there’s no reason to be afraid of them. However, after the Tulsa Massacre in 1921, she changed her mind. Her house was ransacked, but she survived and later was seeking reparations for those who survived it as well.

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The woman received a decent education, and after leaving the Coast Guard, she became a psychologist and professor. She was an avid advocate of people who were fighting for their rights.

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We are lucky to share that this woman celebrates her 103rdbirthday. She is known all over the USA, and even President Barack Obama once called her "fearless" and "an inspiration".

And Olivia could have given in to bitterness.  She could have been pessimistic about her country.  Instead, she made it better.

Happy birthday, Olivia Hooker! May your life be full of happiness and gratitude for everything you’ve done for us!