Dr. Hooke was the first African-American woman to serve in the Coast Guard in active duty, and one of the first African-American women to receive a PhD at the University of Rochester. She is the oldest survivor of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre, in which 300 African-American people were killed and 10,000 were left homeless when a group of white people attacked the Greenwood District (known as "Black Wall Street") and burned an area of 35 city blocks to the ground. In 1997, Dr. Hooker worked with other survivors to found the Tulsa Race Riot Commission, which recommended reparations to survivors and their descendants. Dr. Hooke served as director of the Kennedy Child Study Center for 22 years, and is professor emerita at Fordham University. She was a practicing psychologist until age 87. Dr. Hooke turned 100 in February 2015.
Sanguine Fromage, WERU radio personality since 2005, current host of UpFront Soul, former host of The Nightfly, Off the Wall, Enjoy Yourself, and Sound Travels.
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