This Day In Black History: August 19

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Children from the NAACP Youth Council took part in sit-ins in 1958 to desegregate the Katz Drug Store lunch counter in downtown Oklahoma City. The late civil rights activist and teacher Clara Luper organized the Youth Council and served as adviser. [John Melton Collection, OHS.]

NAACP Youth Council begins sit-ins at Katz Drug Store lunch counter in Oklahoma City.

Source: https://www.bet.com/news/national/2012/08/19/this-day-in-black-history-august-19-1958.html

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