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In this Nov. 16, 1971 photo, longtime Oklahoma civil rights leader, Clara Luper announces her candidacy for the U.S. Senate at a rally on Oklahoma city's east side. Luper, who led sit-ins at drug store lunch counters in Oklahoma, has died at age 88.
Civil rights activist Clara Luper is photographed Wednesday, March 1, 2006 , in Oklahoma City. Luper has received more than 500 awards and citations for her work in civil rights, including an Oklahoma City highway named in her honor and a scholarship program named after her at OCU.
In this Aug. 9, 1983 photo, Oklahoma Civil Rights Leader Clara Luper poses with one of the many photographs from her scrap books at a North East Oklahoma city Community center in Oklahoma City, Okla. Luper's daughter, Marilyn Hildreth, said Thursday, June 9, 2011 that her mother died Wednesday.
Calvin Luper, left, son of Oklahoma civil rights leader Clara Luper, right, sits with his arm around his mother during a ceremony to commemorate the Aug. 19, 1958 day she led three adult chaperons and 13 members of the NAACP's Youth Council, including her daughter Marilyn, in a sit in.