Oklahoma City Sit-Ins 60th Anniversary

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Photo courtesy Oklahoma Historical Society

Aug. 16 – Oklahoma History Center, OKC  

From okhistory.org: The Oklahoma Historical Society will host one of the many events planned to honor Clara Luper and the sit-ins of the civil rights movement in Oklahoma City. This free event on Thursday, August 16, at 7 p.m. will celebrate the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth Council and the many that later joined Luper to protest segregation in public accommodations beginning on August 19, 1958, with a sit-in at Katz Drug Store in downtown Oklahoma City. The doors of the Oklahoma History Center will open at 6:30 p.m. The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. For more information visit okhistory.org.

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