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    Freedom Center & Clara Luper Civil Rights Center

    • 2609 N. Martin Luther King Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73111
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    Efforts are underway to revitalize and repair one of Oklahoma’s most important civil rights landmarks into a community hub. Freedom Center, 2609 N. Martin Luther King Ave., served as the headquarters of NAACP Youth Council. Led by Clara Luper, the group organized a sit-in in 1958 at Katz Drug Store, effectively launching the nation’s sit-in movement. More sit-ins followed, and Katz ended its segregation policy days later. The youth council continued organizing sit-ins through the early 1960s, helping end segregation in public spaces around the state. Here's a video to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the Sit-In Movement:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=219&v=fJ3slQ1ux6g&feature=emb_logo