By MRCTV, Special for USDR
Obama told Coast Guard cadets today of how the first African-American woman to serve in the Coast Guard was victimized by “white mobs” when she was six year old:
“And I want to leave you with a story that captures the persistence and the patriotism that this work requires, because this is a nation made up of folks who know how to do hard things. Down in the front row is Dr. Olivia Hooker.
“In 1921, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when she was just six years old, her African American community was attacked by white mobs — it was a horrific racial incident. And hundreds of innocent African Americans were killed. The mobs destroyed her father’s clothing store. They looted her house. They even burned the little clothes for her doll.”
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