Dr. Olivia Hooker Turns 100

Our illustrious Juniper Hill neighbor, Dr. Olivia Hooker, turns 100 years old on February 12th.  She isn’t slowing down, though.  She will be an honored guest at the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus’s 34th Annual Leadership Breakfast on Sunday, February 15th at the Hilton Hotel in Albany, NY.  Even more amazingly, the United States Coast Guard will be honoring Dr. Hooker on March 12th when it dedicates a building in her name!  The building is the Dr. Olivia J. Hooker Dining Facility on the Staten Island coast guard facility.  Dr. Hooker was the first black woman to enlist in the US Coast Guard back in 1945.  Along with all the neighborhood, we wish her a very happy birthday!10626407_810529922353766_5786888846913648996_o

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