Calvin Luper Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Luper, Calvin, American, born 1946
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Luper, Clara, American, 1923 - 2011
NAACP Youth Council, American, founded 1936
Dr. Atkins, Charles N., 1911 - 1988
Porter, Edwin Melvin, American, 1930 - 2016
Sipuel Fisher, Ada Lois, American, 1924 - 1995
May 24, 2011
Duration: 00:24:04
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.13.1a, 2011.174.13.1b, 2011.174.13.1c, and 2011.174.13.1d.
Calvin Luper remembers his mother, Clara Luper, and her leadership in Oklahoma City's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth Council. He recalls participating in sit-ins in drug stores and restaurants, and hosting a radio show with his mother. He also remembers other leaders in Oklahoma's civil rights movement, including Dr. Charles N. Atkins, E. Melvin Porter, and Ada Lois Sipuel.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0013
Place collected
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Media Arts-Film and Video
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Mass media
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Duration: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
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