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Five of the original Katz Drug Store sit-in participants were honored at the 59th Oklahoma City Sit-In Anniversary Program at Fifth Street Baptist Church earlier this month. (Garett Fisbeck)

Fifty nine years ago, 13 youth and their teacher found courage by taking seats at the Katz Drug Store counter and refusing to leave until they were served

Fifty nine years ago, 13 youth and their teacher found courage by taking seats at the Katz Drug Store counter and refusing to leave until they were served

Fifty nine years ago, 13 youth and their teacher Clara Luper found courage by taking seats at the Katz Drug Store counter and refusing to leave until they were served. The action was pivotal to the civil rights movement.

The 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast celebrates the life and work of the activist and Baptist minister Jan. 16 in Midwest City. | Photo provided

Local prayer breakfast celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 20th annual Midwest City Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast starts 7 a.m. Jan. 16.

Rob Davis works with Erik Sproul in his classroom at Yukon High School. | Photo Garett Fisbeck

Oklahoma State School Boards Association plans to launch digital textbook and lesson program

When it launches in January, Oklahoma Library of Digital Resources will feature textbooks for nine courses.

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.

Realizing the dream

King’s speech proposed a vision of equality for all states throughout our country, a vision that we must continue to work toward in Oklahoma. A little more than 50 years have passed since the day King shared his dream with the nation. Each year, we are reminded of that dream with a federally recognized holiday.

Brace for ‘Impact’

As a retired teacher, Stephney-Roberson knows firsthand how difficult it is to obtain material about Oklahoma’s black history. “During my years of teaching, I tried to find tools to use, but it was a topic that we were unable to acquire much information on,” she said. Impact highlights the men and women who played pivotal

Grand proposal

Two major issues of the MAPS 3 program are likely to come up for approval at the July 5 Oklahoma City Council meeting: a proposed project timeline and a proposed site for the future convention center. While the timeline was discussed at a council meeting earlier in June, the body, which was divided on its

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