EXPIRED: 06/08/11 – Clara Luper, 88, was known for her role in the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-in as she, along with her kids, conducted nonviolent protests of drugstore lunch-counters. In ’72 she ran unsuccessfully for the Senate. When asked if she, a black woman, could represent whites, she said: “Of course, I can represent white people, black people, red people, yellow people, brown people, and polka dot people. You see, I have lived long enough to know that people are people.”



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