View Full Version : 50-years ago today (8/19/1958)

08-18-2008, 12:32 PM
August 19, 1958 in downtown OKC, Clara Luper organized a protest "sit-in" at Katz Drug Store.

Police Lieutenant I.G. Purser interview (

Clara Luper protest leader interview (

Article by Rodger Harris (

Ed Kelley interview (

Bruce Fisher interview (

08-18-2008, 03:55 PM
My mom tald me about this when I was a kid. As an adult this subject fascinates me. I wonder why it never came up in Oklahoma history when I was in high school?

08-18-2008, 07:57 PM
This subject along with the 1921 race riots was mentioned in the civil rights section of Oklahoma history at OU.

08-19-2008, 10:16 PM
fascinating film. nice to be able to sort of walk that mile in her shoes.. I remember Katz. I sat at that counter. I remember when I asked my mama why I couldn't sit in the back of the bus and her shushing me and telling me that was for "colored" folks.