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Black children stage a sit-in at Brown’s Department Store in an effort to desegregate restaurants in Oklahoma City on Aug. 25, 1958.
Daily Oklahoman / Oklahoma Historical Society

The Clara Luper Legacy Committee and the Oklahoma Historical Society will host a virtual event Wednesday, Aug. 19 to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of one of the first sit-ins in the country during the civil rights movement in Oklahoma City. 

In this Aug. 9, 1983 photo, Oklahoma Civil Rights Leader Clara Luper poses with one of the many photographs from her scrapbooks at a North East Oklahoma City Community center.

A downtown Oklahoma City post office could be renamed after a civil rights icon if an Oklahoma congresswoman has her way.

Clara Luper, (center), led the Oklahoma City civil rights sit-in movement
Oklahoma Historical Society

As Joyce Henderson and Joyce Jackson walk across the wooden floor of the refurbished Calvary Baptist Church in downtown Oklahoma City, they’re flooded with memories of what took place here nearly 60 years ago.

Civil rights activist and educator, Dr. George Henderson shares his experience in the struggle for racial equality during a November 3, 2011 broadcast of OETA's "A Conversation With..."

This week's Sunday Radio Matinee feature concludes our commemoration of Black History Month as we present "A Conversation With... George Henderson" (an OETA production featuring personal interviews with famous and influential Oklahomans about their lives and contributions to the state). In this episode, George Henderson, a noted activist, human relations scholar and educator, joins host Dick Pryor for a discussion on racial equality.

This March 1, 2006 file photo shows civil rights pioneer Clara Luper in Oklahoma City.
AP Photo/Ty Russell, File

This week's Sunday Radio Matinee feature continues our commemoration of Black History Month as KGOU presents "A Conversation With... Clara Luper", an OETA production that offers personal interviews with famous and influential Oklahomans about their lives and contributions to the state.