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A MESSAGE FROM KELLY CURTRIGHT – DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL STUDIES FOR OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

“… Our youngest citizens need to see and understand what their elders accomplished when they were children; of how they “Sat Down for What’s Right!” In sitting down for what was right in Oklahoma City, Clara Luper and her young students changed Oklahoma City. They changed the state of Oklahoma, the nation, and the national …

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FILMMAKER DISCUSSES CIVIL RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY, ACTIVIST FATHER – BY CARLA HINTON

I had the pleasure of meeting a daily Oklahoman newspaper reporter. What a delight! Here are excerpts from her article.     The Daily Oklahoman ” … Clifford said she and her father, Bill Clifford, now 78, were talking one day several years ago when she decided to ask him what were some of the …

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BELLINGHAM PAIR CREATE FILM ABOUT EARLY CIVIL RIGHTS PROTEST IN OKLAHOMA CITY – BY DEAN KAHN

The Bellingham Herald Dean Kahn is a long time reporter for the Bellingham Herald and he loves history. He is the one that first introduced me to the book called THE RACE BEAT by Gene Roberts & Hank Klibanoff.  It’s absolutely FANTASTIC.  I referred to often this book while making “Children of the Civil Rights”.  If …

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DOCUMENTARY REVIEWS STIRRING STORIES FROM CITY’S TRANSITION, 1958 – 1964 – BY PATRICK B. MCGUIGAN

CapitalBeatOK ” … Bill Clifford, father of the documentary’s producer, said in reflections shared with CapitolBeatOK that when his daughter was educated, “Her Oklahoma history and social studies classes never mentioned the sit-ins in Oklahoma City, what caused them or their importance to the following generations. She only heard about this part of our history …

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DOCUMENTARY TELLS STORY OF CHILDREN WHO LED ‘SIT-IN’ FOR STATE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT – BY NASREEN IQBAL

Nasreen Iqbal The City Sentinel ” … ‘She told us that no matter what happened we shouldn’t respond in a violent way,’ sit-in participant, Portwood Williams Jr. said. ‘A lot of that was understandable to us. We were raised Christian. We were taught to turn the other cheek; to love our enemies.’ … ‘We’d walk …

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OUR FIRST UNIVERSITY SCREENING TAKES PLACE AT OSU IN OKC. I THINK WE HAVE A HIT!

“With this film it puts everything that I have heard about the civil rights into perspective, I get it now!” We showed CHILDREN OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS to students at OSU in Oklahoma City. Check out what one teacher overhead a OSU student say after seeing the film … Even the president of the university Natalie Shirley …

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DOCUMENTARY STORY TELLS OF CHILDREN WHO LED ‘SIT-IN’ FOR STATE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT – BY TIM JOHNSON

Cascadia Weekly – Bellingham “… CW: It’s a remarkable story, given the angry events unfolding in other parts of the country, in states right next door to Oklahoma.” “JC: ‘Yes, the police worked with the youth leaders as well as the community to make sure these events were safe. Even during one event, where customers …

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“PEOPLE WERE LITERALLY SITTING ON THE FLOOR JUST TO SEE THIS FILM! – BY TIFFANY MCKNIGHT

“I want to give you my deepest gratitude for making an incredible film. The coverage of black people and their respective white allies literally moved me to tears. Tears of joy, shame, and beauty filled my eyes as my emotions tugged at my heart. Words cannot express my deep appreciation for your film and for …

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ORIGINAL OKLAHOMA CITY SIT-INNER IS WRAPPED IN CEREMONIAL BLANKET BY THE LUMMI NATION

Lisa McShane Bellingham WA “At the opening of the documentary ‘Children of the Civil rights.’ The speaker – who spent Saturdays as a small child sitting to integrate a lunch counter in Oklahoma City – is wrapped in a blanket from Lummi Nation.” Rev Merideth Murray Bellingham WA “I just saw this amazing documentary by …

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