EL RENO — To celebrate Black History Month, Redlands Community College will host speaker Chelle Luper Wilson, the daughter of late Oklahoma City civil rights activist, Clara Luper.
Called “Lessons in Leadership: From a Post-Civil Rights Baby,” the event will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the college's conference center, 1300 S Country Club Road.
The event is free and the public is welcome to attend.
Wilson is a native of Oklahoma City and a graduate of Langston University. A McCabe Scholar and recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship, she received her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.
In 1994, Wilson made history at age 20 when she became the youngest person elected as an at-large delegate for the board of directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
She is active with various youth charities and also maintains active membership in numerous civic and social groups. She is also the state director for Miss Black Oklahoma, founded by her mom in 1968.
Wilson has worked in management capacities in the fields of marketing, advertising and sales for such companies as Allstate Insurance, Sally Beauty Company and Pro-Line Corporation.
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