Tag Archives: Civil Rights Act

Brittny Meeks, Americorp volunteer, reads to children during an afterschool program at Hilldale Elementary, Thursday, April 6, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local impact: Proposed federal budget cuts threaten to reduce or eliminate social services and humanities agencies

Local impact: Proposed federal budget cuts threaten to reduce or eliminate social services and humanities agencies

Oklahoma Humanities, AmeriCorps and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma will most likely be affected if federal program budgets are cut.

Joyce Jackson, who was involved in the civil rights sit-ins in Oklahoma City, smiles following a screening of Children of the Civil Rights. Joyce Henderson sits on her left, and Hannibal Johnson sits on her right.

Oklahoma Gazette remembers OKC’s young civil rights leaders

Members of the NAACP Youth Council spurred the civil rights movement in Oklahoma City by conducting peaceful sit-ins at local businesses.

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