Film, Video Calvin Luper oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,

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Title
Calvin Luper oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
Summary
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.
Contributor Names
Luper, Calvin, 1942- interviewee.
Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2011.
Subject Headings
-  Hildreth, Marilyn Luper,--1947
-  Luper, Calvin,--1942---Interviews
-  Luper, Clara,--1923-2011
-  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.--Youth Council
-  African American civil rights workers--Oklahoma--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--Oklahoma
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Discrimination in public accommodations--Oklahoma
-  Oklahoma City (Okla.)--event place
Genre
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Recorded in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on May 24, 2011.
-  Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
-  Calvin Luper was born in 1946 in Oklahoma. His mother, Clara Luper, was a teacher and local civil rights activist. He participated in many sit-ins and demonstrations with his mother and sister Marilyn in Oklahoma City. He attended Douglass High School and the University of Oklahoma and worked as an electrician.
-  The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
-  In English.
-  Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
Medium
1 transcript (14 pages).
4 video files of 4 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (24 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0013
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0013/
afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0013_luper_transcript
http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0013/
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669112
Access Advisory
Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
Language
English
Online Format
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image
pdf
video
Description
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.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669112
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Chicago citation style:

Luper, Calvin, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Calvin Luper oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 2011. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669112/.

APA citation style:

Luper, C., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Calvin Luper oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669112/.

MLA citation style:

Luper, Calvin, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Calvin Luper oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 2011. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669112/>.