Hannibal Johnson remembers the first time someone used the “n” word against him. He was in third grade and he punched the boy in the face. Both boys got into trouble, but Hannibal had realized there are lines which people shouldn’t cross.
In the struggle for civil rights, few states have contributed as much as Oklahoma. Oklahomans pursued landmark civil rights cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, while Clara Luper pioneered the “sit-in,” helping to build the momentum which ended segregation.