For Immediate Release
February 3, 2020

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party

Celebrating Black History Month

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party statement on Black History Month: African American History is American History. Black History month is a time for Americans to recognize and celebrate African American’s contributions to our nation and our state and reflect on the sacrifices made.

More work needs to be done and we all must recommit ourselves to fight for justice and civil rights for all citizens. From Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher who challenged segregated higher education to Clara Luper joining the sit-in movement at the Katz lunch counter – thank you to the activists, community organizers, and the many African American leaders who throughout history fought bravely every day for justice for everyone.

Join us in celebrating those who came before and contributed to the Civil Rights Movement and thanking those who continue the fight. Let’s stand together to celebrate our core values, inclusiveness, diversity, and rights for ALL Americans.

“I knew I was right, because somewhere I read in the 14th Amendment, that I was a citizen and I had rights, and I had the right to eat. Within that hamburger was the whole essence of democracy. If you could deny me the right to eat, you could deny me the right to live or work where I want.” ~ Clara Luper, Katz Drug Store sit-in


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