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Clara Luper, the Mother of Oklahoma’s Civil Rights Struggle

Clara and her followers, mostly teenagers, were among the first set of organized and peaceful protesters in America, practicing sit-ins in Oklahoma for the purpose to integrate the  state. Their actions, as nonviolent activist, were the catalyst for the sit-ins throughout the American south that ushered in the greatest era of inclusivity in America,  which was integration. Clara Luper’s name in and of itself is now a symbol of American excellence and represents America’s desire for equality.