OKLAHOMA CITY – August 14-19 is now Freedom Fiesta Week in Oklahoma City in honor of Clara Luper and the Oklahoma students who staged a sit-in at Katz grocery store in 1958.
Mayor David Holt hosted Clara Luper’s daughter and others at the OKC City Hall this morning to sign a resolution to recognize the 60th anniversary of the Katz sit-in and to honor Clara Luper’s efforts to bring Civil Rights to Oklahoma.
Commemorating remarkable history this morning at City Hall with the adoption of a resolution recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Katz Sit-In. Clara Luper’s daughter Marilyn said that Clara would have wanted us to declare Freedom Fiesta Week, and so we did. #1OKC pic.twitter.com/8GEQicbYuW
— Mayor David Holt (@davidfholt) August 14, 2018