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Clara Luper will have her name forever attached to one of the university's newest academic departments. The OU Board of Regents approved the measure in its regular meeting last week. "We honor Clara Luper as a trailblazer for human rights and as a symbol of the university's commitment to equal ...
"What I tell students is people like Clara Luper, Martin Luther King Jr. or Malcolm X, they would tell you they weren't special individuals," Hill said. "But they made a decision to fight for certain things, speak about certain things. And in making that decision, it allowed them to be considered great. They made ...

OU president David Boren began his portion of the meeting by proposing that the new African and African American Studies Department be named for Clara Luper, one of OU's first black students and leader of the first sit-in during the Civil Rights Movement. advertisement. The board approved Boren's ...
According to the press release, Luper was instrumental in fighting for an end to segregation in Oklahoma. “We honor Clara Luper as a trailblazer for human rights and as a symbol of the university's commitment to equal opportunity for all people,” said OU President David L. Boren at the meeting, according ...
Then there's Clara Luper, the Oklahoma Hall of Famer known nationally for her outspoken and peaceful advocacy of civil rights that led to desegregation of Oklahoma City's restaurants and amusement parks in the late '50s and '60s. I remember meeting Luper when she requested coverage of a cause.
In this episode, George Henderson, a noted activist, human relations scholar and educator, joins host Dick Pryor for a discussion on racial equality. The program originally aired on OETA November 3, 2011. You'll find the video at OETA.TV. Tags: KGOU Sunday Radio Matinee · Clara Luper · TweetShareGoogle+Email.

Where are the buildings named after Civil Rights leader Clara Luper? Oklahoma native Ralph Ellison? Cherokee leader Wilma Mankiller? Murray and North Murray halls, at this moment, memorialize former governor William Murray, a man who frequently made claims that all Jewish people should be ...
Clara Luper", an OETA production that offers personal interviews with famous and influential Oklahomans about their lives and contributions to the state. In this episode, the late Clara Luper joins host Dick Pryor for a discussion on sit-ins, civil rights and her work as a leading social reformer. The program ...
But my white bread education was shorted. There was no mention of Willie O'Ree or Sarah Breedlove or Ada Sipuel or Clara Luper or Guy Bluford or hundreds of others whose stories were buried under the accolades showered upon white entrepreneurs, white athletes, white scientists and white explorers.
Clara Luper, the adviser of the Oklahoma City NAACP Youth Council, organized the nation's first publicized sit-in in 1958 at a Katz drugstore in an effort to end segregation in Oklahoma. According to the Oklahoma Historical Society, Luper continued her quest for equality by participating in marches and ...
OKLAHOMA CITY - Clara Luper no doubt helped change history. Luper held the first sit-in at an Oklahoma City drugstore, which eventually led to Katz drug stores ending segregation in multiple states. "She really impacted society and she impacted the state," said Baylee Melot, a sixth grader at St. Philip ...
But my white bread education was shorted. There was no mention of Willie O'Ree or Sarah Breedlove or Ada Sipuel or Clara Luper or Guy Bluford or hundreds of others whose stories were buried under the accolades showered upon white entrepreneurs, white athletes, white scientists and white explorers.
Clara Luper, the adviser of the Oklahoma City NAACP Youth Council, organized the nation's first publicized sit-in in 1958 at a Katz drugstore in an effort to end segregation in Oklahoma. According to the Oklahoma Historical Society, Luper continued her quest for equality by participating in marches and ...
Daughter of civil rights leader Clara Luper speaks out on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (NewsOK). Tulsa wants to help you help others. (Tulsa World). Experts say USDA regulations on Mexican pork producers will have little effect on OK producers. (Journal Record). Rise in energy prices helps grow optimism ...
[Y]ears before that sit-in both Wichita, Kansas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma had sit-ins in 1958. The Wichita sit-in lasted a few weeks but resulted in the Dockum Drug Store becoming desegregated. The Oklahoma City sit-in, led by Clara Luper and her NAACP Youth Council lasted a little more than a day ...
Clara Luper, a well-known activist throughout the country is best known for her leadership role in the 1958 Oklahoma City sit-in movement. The recreation of the Katz Diner where the first sit-in took place tells the story of how one person can make a difference. Oklahoma History Center: Realizing the Dream.
She said Clara Luper, an activist, asked her to start the Ardmore pageant. “She contacted me about 38 years ago,” Johnson said. “I'd never put one together before.” Johnson said back then, the need for a pageant for black girls in Ardmore was about much more and still is. “Black young ladies had no place ...

At the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, the “African American Experience” exhibit features the remarkable civil rights work of Clara Luper. Clara was a teacher and became an advisor to the Oklahoma City chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ...
Civil rights activist Clara Luper mentored thousands of young minorities from the building for decades, and now her successors are looking forward to restoring it to its former glory. City Councilman John Pettis has fond memories of Monday nights at the Freedom Center. “This is where I learned how to be a ...
Our own queer progress is thanks to the lessons learned, often the hard and tragic way by black political activists and women such as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Bree Newsome, and Clara Luper, who are now national leaders and heroes sprung from this locally led and organized efforts. We do owe black ...
"I wanted to pick Clara Luper because when I think of taking a stand, I think of big movements and the civil rights movement is something that really comes to mind," Melot said. They created a 10-minute documentary that's now sending them to Washington, D.C. to compete on a national level. "Having done ...
Which may be why I hardly noticed the signs while driving down the Clara Luper Corridor, named after civil-rights activist Clara Luper. Sure, Luper's name might not be one that resonates with people like Rosa Parks, but she too was friends with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and faithfully marched alongside him ...
But Clara Luper was a seminal figure in the sit-ins of the civil rights movement. Ms. Luper, who led one of the first sit-ins — at a drugstore in Oklahoma City 18 months before the Greensboro action — died Wednesday at her home in Oklahoma City, her daughter Marilyn Hildreth said. She was 88. Ms. Luper ...
Speakers like Clara Luper as well as Mike and Joan would talk about diversity in classrooms and engage students to talk about issues that ...
August 19, 1958: Inspired by the success in Wichita, Kansas, the NAACP Youth Council in Oklahoma City, led by Clara Luper, a high school ...
"I wanted to pick Clara Luper because when I think of taking a stand, I think of big movements and the civil rights movement is something that ...
The protests were organized by the-late Oklahoma City Civil Rights leader Clara Luper. Luper led the first sit-in at Katz Drug Store in downtown ...
Clara Luper, the adviser of the Oklahoma City National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth Council, staged a ...
Which may be why I hardly noticed the signs while driving down the Clara Luper Corridor, named after civil-rights activist Clara Luper. Sure ...
But Clara Luper was a seminal figure in the sit-ins of the civil rights movement. Ms. Luper, who led one of the first sit-ins — at a drugstore in ...
Ada Fisher, Clara Luper, Roscoe Dunjee and William Pickett were several who stood out to Johnson. Roscoe Dunjee, creator of the first black newspaper in Oklahoma, had a daughter who would later become Johnson's eighth grade government teacher.
Handouts were also available with information about such important Blacks as Clara Luper, who started the peaceful 1958 sit-ins at an Oklahoma City drug store lunch counter that led to the integration of the state's restaurants.
... the Westside Community Center will host civil rights veteran Ayanna Najuma at 6 p.m. Tuesday, as well as the award-winning documentary "Children of the Civil Rights," the story of Oklahoma City's NAACP Youth Council, led by Clara Luper during the ...
... Welford Wilson, Dollree Map, Pat Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Claudette Colvin, Irvin C. Miller, Marcus Garvey, Amy Ashwood Garvey, Ken Pressley, Ora Washington, Blanche Thompson, George Wilson Becton, Robert S. Pious, Clara Luper, Satchel Paige, ...
Cal Hobson and NAACP leader and "star" Clara Luper, leader and organizer of the aforementioned "Katz Drug sit-in." Years later, in 2007, when I had been re-elected as state representative from Norman, I organized a ceremony to recognize Etta and Don at ...
Clara Luper, the adviser of the Oklahoma City National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth Council, staged a sit-in in 1958 at a Katz drugstore as an effort to end segregation in Oklahoma.
Patience Ferguson has a tough job living up to her name; her parents gifted her the name Patience because they believed she was destined for a big life.
... the August 1958 sit-ins spearheaded by Clara Luper and the NAACP Youth Council accented the brimming youth activism in the Civil Rights Movement, as did the 1960 emergence of a full-blown Sit-In Movement led by African American college students; ...
Which may be why I hardly noticed the signs while driving down the Clara Luper Corridor, named after civil-rights activist Clara Luper. Sure, Luper's name might not be one that resonates with people like Rosa Parks, but she too was friends with Dr ...
Which may be why I hardly noticed the signs while driving down the Clara Luper Corridor, named after civil-rights activist Clara Luper. Sure, Luper's name might not be one that resonates with people like Rosa Parks, but she too was friends with Dr ...
"Clara Luper, a noted Oklahoma civil rights leader, said we will have the same problems until white folks believe that black history is their history, that your history is our history, and it's all American history," Lansana said.
Let's see: He was black, but that can't be it, because Ralph Ellison, Clara Luper, Alfre Woodard and now Kevin Durant are in it.
YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY THAT IS VERY RELIGIOUS, SO YOU HAD A HUGE NUMBER OF POTENTIAL VOTERS IN THOSE CONGREGATIONS.
One of the children was Clara Luper's daughter, Marilyn. Clara Luper was a civil rights icon in our state. Her daughter was just 8-years-old at the time.


 

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