#tdih On Aug. 19, 1958, high school history teacher Clara Luper and the NAACP Youth Council in Oklahoma began sit-ins to desegregate lunch counters at the Katz Drugstore. Luper taught history for 41 years and was arrested 26 times for fight for civil and human rights. Read more in BlackPast.org: http://bit.ly/SDXBVe Here are resources for teaching outside the textbook about sit-ins: http://bit.ly/1AuyuvV Photo: One of the 26 times Luper was arrested.
"We were trying to bring morality into politics, not politics into our morality." - Bob Moses on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). This week is the 50th anniversary of the MFDP in Atlantic City.
Please READ and SHARE the latest Zinn Education Project "If We Knew Our History" article called "'Is This America?': 50 Years Ago Sharecroppers Challenged Mississippi Apartheid, LBJ, and the Nation": http://huff.to/VA0pe0
Photo: Bob Moses on the convention floor, Atlantic City. By George Ballis/Take Stock.