November 29, 2018 

By Associated Press 


The goddaughter of Olivia Hooker of White Plains, New York, Janis Porter, says Hooker died Wednesday at her home. She was 103.


A cause of death was not given and Porter said Hooker has no living relatives. Porter said Hooker is one of the last known survivors of the violence.


Hooker was 6 when the May 31-June 1 riot destroyed much of a Tulsa neighborhood called ``Black Wall Street.'' She said in an NPR interview earlier this year that she hid under a table as a mob of torch-carrying people destroyed the belongings inside the home.


The violence began after a black man allegedly assaulted a white woman in an elevator. The number of deaths were never confirmed and vary from about three dozen to 300.

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