The public is invited to attend the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Sit-In Civil Rights Movement in Oklahoma City. The movement began when 13 children, under the leadership of the late Clara Luper, who protested segregation in public accommodations at Katz Drug Store in downtown Oklahoma City on August 19, 1958.




Participants of the Sit-In will be recognized at each scheduled event.  



  • Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., OKC (Program includes Ambassadors Choir, Reflecting on excerpts from the film, “ Through the Looking Glass Darkly “ with panelists, and the documentary “Remembering the Sit-In”)


  • Friday, August 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church, 1700 NE 7th, OKC (Program includes“ Children of the Civil Rights Documentary Film, Historical Collection of Clara Luper, and Minute Men Commandos Tribute)


  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. – Public Re-Enactment of the Sit-In March Gathering at  Frontline Church, 1104 N. Robinson, and March to Kaisers Diner, 1039 N. Walker Ave.,  OKC


  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Page-Woodson “Auditorium at the Douglass”, 600 N. High Ave., OKC (Program includes Dunjee All School Community Fellowship Choir, Clara Luper’s Play, and OETA Conversation with Clara Luper (excerpt)


  • Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Fifth Street Baptist Church, 801 NE 5th, OKC. (Program includes Music and Keynote Speaker, Rev. Dr. Amos Brown, Pastor of Third Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA)


Let us not forget our past and continue to build on our future.  For further information contact Joyce Jackson, media coordinator at (405) 642-4486 or jacksonj7941@att.net