This Week in Black History

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August, 19, 1958

Clara Luper, an Oklahoma City school teacher and director of the local NAACP Youth Council, organized a sit-in protest with her high school students. When they were refused service, they continued to sit in silence as the surrounding white customers unleashed a wave of threats and racial slurs.

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