Learn From These Influential Oklahomans
Ada Lois Sipuel FisherCivil Rights Activist
Her son, Bruce, tells the story of his pioneering mother who became the first African-American to attend OU's law school.
Barbara SanteeNARAL, Women’s Rights
For more than 40 years, she was a leading voice for women's reproductive rights.
Clifton TaulbertBusinessman & Author
Overcoming obstacles of segregation, he went on to achieve success as an entrepreneur.
Dr. G. Calvin McCutchenMount Zion Baptist Church
A leading voice for racial justice and pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church for 50 years.
George HendersonUniversity of Oklahoma
Activist, author, and educator; Henderson made an impression amidst cultural diversity.
Gloria DialecticGloria Dialectic – Social Worker
She dedicated her career to helping society's most vulnerable citizens.
Jeanne Eason PhillipsWitness to the Civil Rights Era
Even thought they endured the pain of racism, Jeanne and Judy tell a very upbeat story of making Oklahoma a better place to live.
Jim GoodwinOwner of The Oklahoma Eagle Newspaper, Lawyer, Healthcare Leader
James "Jim" Osby Goodwin is the owner of The Oklahoma Eagle, Tulsa's only black-owned newspaper, a prominent lawyer who argued cases for free speech and reparations for the 1921 Race Massacre, and served on the Tulsa City-County Board of Health for over 50 years.
Joyce HendersonEducator and Civil Rights Activist
As a child of the civil rights era, her mentor, Clara Luper, taught her to stand up for equality.
Joyce JacksonCivil Rights Activist, First Black Female Journalist on Oklahoma TV
A tireless advocate for sharing and applauding the history of black communities, civil rights activist Joyce Jackson was the first black female journalist in Oklahoma television history.
Julius PeguesFirst Black Varsity Basketball Player at Pittsburgh University, USAF Weather Forecaster, FAA Advisor, Activist
Julius Pegues was best known for his work to memorialize Tulsa’s 1921 Race Massacre and the history and culture of Black Tulsans through the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, with his efforts laying the groundwork for the Greenwood Rising History Center.
LaDonna HarrisSocial Activist and Politician
A loyal and tireless advocate for the civil liberties of women and Native Americans.
Loretta Young JacksonCommunity Leader
Lorettea holds many honors, but her greatest work lies in the discovery and restoration of the Verden Separate School.
Marilyn Luper1958 Oklahoma City Sit-ins
Daughter of Clara Luper, an icon of the civil rights era who led sit-ins at Oklahoma City lunch counters in 1958.
Marques HaynesHarlem Globetrotter
A unique talent for basketball took him from small-town America to the world.
Maxine HornerFormer Oklahoma Senator
One of the first African-American women in the Oklahoma State Senate, serving from 1986 to 2004.
Norma EagletonPublic Official and Lawyer
A pioneering public official and true servant to her community and fellow citizens.
Porter ReedBaseball Player, Negro League
As an athlete in the Negro Leagues, he played baseball with the greats.
Ray FeldmanCommunity Leader
A lover of the law and human rights, anthropology, nature, and -- most of all -- his wife Nancy.
Rev. Dr. John B. WolfUnitarian Minister
As a senior minister at All Souls Unitarian Church, he used his pulpit to promote civil rights for minorities, women, and children.
Wess & Cathryn YoungTulsa 1921 Race Massacre
Survivor of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and dedicated activist is joined by his wife, Cathryn.
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