Today marked a a sad day in Oklahoma history as Oklahoma Civil Rights icon, Clara Luper, died Wednesday evening.
From a News9 article:
“Luper has been the face of the Oklahoma civil rights movement since 1958, when she led a sit-in protest inside Katz Drug Store in downtown Oklahoma City, where the owners had refused to serve black customers…”
To read more from this article, please visit: http://newsok.com/civil-rights-leader-clara-luper-has-died/article/3575634#ixzz1OoGohKpF
The Library has Clara Luper’s book Behold the Walls available for checkout on the 2nd floor of the Library at the call number JC585 .L7 1979 .
Behold the Walls documents Luper’s experiences with fighting for civil rights in Oklahoma City during the 1960s.