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Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "Blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights.

Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "Blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights. Who knew?

Oklahoma Civil Rights Movement

Explore the Oklahoma Land Run from different perspectives.

Viola Gregg Liuzzo (1925-1965) was the first white female civil rights activist killed during the American civil rights movement. She was horrified by the images of the “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march in Alabama in March 1965. Therefore, she traveled to Selma, saying the struggle was everybody's fight;. While shuttling marchers in her car, she was shot and murdered by a Ku Klux Klan member. One of four Klansmen in the car was Gary Thomas Rowe, Jr. who turned out to be an FBI informant.

Viola Liuzzo was murdered on March 1965 after the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March. She was a civil rights activist from Michigan. She is the only white woman honored at the Montgomery Civil Rights Memorial.

"Minority Lit."Clara Mae Luper was one of the early leaders of the civil rights movement in Oklahoma in the 50s. She was arrested 26 times for her civil rights activities. She led sit-ins to end segregation all over Ok. She was a candidate for the US Senate in 1972, and developed Black Voices Magazine in the the late 70s.  Her face though is priceless

Clara Mae Luper was arrested 26 times for her civil rights activities. She led sit-ins to end segregation Oklahoma during the She was a candidate for the US Senate in and developed Black Voices Magazine in the the late

Write about my own journey of educating myself and understanding social/political issues.

Civil Rights Timeline Infographic: I would use this pin as a poster in my classroom. I think that it is a great and resource for students to refer to during a civil rights unit. I think it is also a great example of how to design a timeline.

Untold stories of the civil rights movement

Dawn Porter, director of “Spies of Mississippi” and the MHP panel talk about the stories that were left untold about the civil rights movement and the vulnerability the movement faced from within.

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