Olive F. Wiley

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Olive F. Wiley (née Thomas) was an African American civil rights activist and education administrator born in Warwick, Rhode Island. Wiley was a founder and president of the Mt. Hope Day Care (now Mount Hope YMCA Child Care Center).[1] She met her husband William Wiley (editor), in Providence, Rhode Island in 1921, and they were married in 1925.[2]

In 1985, Olive and William Wiley were jointly inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame.[3]

Her son was civil rights activist George Alvin Wiley, and her granddaughter is civil rights activist Maya Wiley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mt. Hope Center Plans Workshop". Providence Journal. 19 April 1970. p. 290. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  2. ^ Kotz, Nick. (1977). A passion for equality : George A. Wiley and the movement. Kotz, Mary Lynn, (1st ed.). New York: Norton. ISBN 0393075176. OCLC 2966889.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. ^ "Olive F. Wiley". Riverside, Rhode Island: Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.