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Looking back at Oklahoma’s segregated history

OKLAHOMA CITY – Folks can finally see an exhibit that touches on the subject of segregation in our state.

The Oklahoma History Center has created a Black History exhibit. In it, people can look back at events like the 1958 Sit In Movement.

The movement took place at Katz Drug Store. 14 youth, along with Clara Luper, staged the sit in to bring about change in Oklahoma segregation laws. At that time, black people were not allowed to eat there. The young people took a chance by going inside, but they didn’t stay for long. The owner of the business wouldn’t serve them anyway.

You can see the exhibit will be up until the end of Black History Month.