The Town’s support of the Xposure After School Program has been most important and meaningful to the children who are and have been involved in this extraordinary after school program that has focused on the tools our children will need in order to compete and experience success in the 21st century academic and employment arenas. Here at Town hall, we have helped facilitate the youth’s access to the Cable Access Television studio as well as to program space needed to support their radio program. In so doing, we have supported the program staff as well as the children in providing an environment and opportunities conducive to the development of speaking, writing, interviewing and presentation skills – an environment in which the staff felt supported, inspired and motivated to provide the youth with these skills.
Ray Thomas has advised us that the Greenburgh Xposure After School Program has been nominated for two Emmy Awards under the children/youth categories for their television and radio interviews with the Lewis brothers (“It’s A Crime Not to Save”) and Dr. Olivia J. Hooker, (“Whatever Happened to Black Wall Street?”) respectively. Decisions by those considering the Emmy Award will be released on or by May 6, 2017.
One of the interviews featured a interview with Greenburgh resident, Dr. Olivia Hooker who is now 102 years old. Watch the video.
We will continue to work hard to provide our youth with the tools they need to be great successes in life. The Xposure after school program is a great opportunity for many of our youth. The program has received funding from the Lanza Family Foundation.
2017 NY EMMY NOM - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BLACK WALL STREET 2017 NY EMMY NOMINATED - Whatever Happened to Black Wall Street Featuring Dr. Olivia Hooker Watch and Listen to this historical account of the burning of Black Wall Street by 101 Year Old Dr. Olivia Hooker. The Interview was conducted by 2017 NY EMMY NOMINATED Xposure Greenburgh WXGB Fun Finance Radio interns Harshita Shet, Adrianna Murrell, Sydney Jackson and Jalisse Higinio. BIO Dr. Olivia J. Hooker was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on February 12, 1915. Ku Klux Klan members ransacked her home during the Tulsa Massacre of Black Wall Street of 1921. Later Dr. Hooker was a founder of the Tulsa Race Riot Commission in hopes of demanding reparations for the riot's survivors. In 2003, she was among survivors of the riot to file an unsuccessful federal lawsuit seeking reparations. After the riots, Dr. Hooker's family moved to Columbus, Ohio where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in 1937 from Ohio State University. While at OSU, she joined the Delta Sigma Theta sorority where she advocated for African-American women to be admitted to the navy. She received her Masters ten years later in 1947 from the Teachers College of Columbia University. In 1961, she received her PhD in psychology from the University of Rochester. Dr. Hooker applied to the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) of the U.S. Navy, but was rejected due to her ethnicity. She disputed the rejection due to a technicality and Hooker was accepted. However, she had already decided to join the Coast Guard. She entered the U.S. Coast Guard in February 1945.
This 2017 NY EMMY nominated documentary/radio interview first aired on the Town of Greenburgh's Cable Access TV (GCA) network in April 2016. Special Thanks to George Malone, Director GCA TV and Janelle Wallace Asst Dir. GCA. 2017 NY EMMY Nominated Executive Producers: Raymond L. Thomas Jr., Marcelle J. Lashley, Judith Beville Producer: Theresa Robinson, Donelle Cabell Directed and Edited by: Micah Overby Special Thanks to: Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, Greenburgh Town Council, Dir. Philanthropy George Gumina, Winsome Gordon, Greenburgh Town Attorney Tim Lewis, Greenburgh Central Superintendent Dr. Tahira Chase, TDYCC Commissioner Andre Early, late TDYCC Commissioner Bill Carter, Town of Greenburgh. WATCH NOW: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BLACK WALL STREET? Featuring Dr. Olivia Hooker Kids TV Link: https://youtu.be/Cv0EUtGtl3k - See more at: http://www.xposureschools.com/media.php?id=176&type=2#sthash.45keZdF8.dpuf