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Honoree: Protesting for civil rights taught valuable lessons

 

August 17, 2018



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City woman who helped usher in the civil rights movement says spending weekends protesting made for an unusual childhood but taught valuable lessons.

Marilyn Luper Hildreth was among 13 youths who took part in a sit-in at an Oklahoma City drug store starting on Aug. 19, 1958. The state is honoring the Oklahoma City NAACP Youth Council for the demonstration's 60th anniversary.

Hildreth's mother, the late Clara Luper, was an activist who led the group.

The Woody Guthrie Center on Friday awarded Luper and the group its Oklahoma Changing World Prize. Their sit...



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