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OKG Newsletter

Topic: civil rights

Thank you, Ms. Luper

Clara Luper, 'Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,' died Wednesday at age 88


Todd Fagin
In August 1986, I was a typical 15-year-old suburban youth in Oklahoma City.
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Don't discriminate

Letters to the Editor

Hope Thomas
The Marriage Equality Rights for Oklahoma movement was launched to give hope and accomplish civil equality rights to the many people in this state oppressed by being discriminated against for sexual orientation. It is a movement to bring awareness on gay discrimination to all communities and also say it’s never too early or late to make a change.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Less hip-hop, more history.


Matt Carney
One of those bywords of documentary filmmaking, a film’s objectivity often gets debated more vigorously than its merit or artistry.
Monday, January 30, 2012

The color of law

The battle of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher in Oklahoma helped fuel the national civil rights movement.


Tricia Pemberton
The seven steps to the “colored” chair were just seven more humiliations to be endured in Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher’s long fight toward freedom.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Action precedes Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson's visit to OKC high school follows brief student scuffle.


Gazette staff
The Rev. Jesse Jackson told students at Douglass High School this morning that they can aspire to be anything in life, but his words of inspiration might have come a few hours too late for a group of youths at the Oklahoma City school.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Brace for 'Impact'

A retired teacher compiles Oklahoma’s black history.


Mia Cantu
Inspired by a dearth of black history education in the Sooner State, Rochelle Stephney-Roberson wrote her first book, Impact: Blacks in Oklahoma History. Published last fall, the textbook has been approved by the state Department of Education for use in state high schools.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wedding bell blues

A Tulsa same-sex couple hopes their fight for marriage equality will make it to the U.S. 10th Circuit.


Clifton Adcock
Nearly seven and a half years ago, a Tulsa couple decided to file a lawsuit against the state of Oklahoma after the government decided to prevent them from becoming married.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A closer look

The death of an OKC man while in police custody has drawn the attention of the FBI.


Clifton Adcock
The FBI has been brought in to investigate the case of a man who died while in police custody, according to the man’s family’s attorney.
Friday, November 2, 2012

‘It ignited the country’

A milestone in the civil rights movement took place in OKC 55 years ago this week with the drugstore sit-ins.


Dawn Watson
Fifty-five years ago this month, Ayanna Najuma took a seat and helped start a movement that transformed Oklahoma City and the country.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Big hurt

Last week, a security guard filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against four Oklahoma City policemen.


Tim Farley
Security specialist Antjuan Martin didn’t expect to wind up in jail for doing his job, but that’s what happened Oct. 8, 2011.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013