Flags to fly at half-staff
All American and Oklahoma flags on state property are to be flown at half-staff through 5 p.m.
Friday in memory of civil rights activist and longtime Oklahoma City teacher Clara Luper, according to an executive order signed by Gov. Mary Fallin. Luper died June 8 at the age of 88. In her order, Fallin called Luper an Oklahoma hero, a tremendous civil rights activist and a devoted mother. Since holding sit-ins and nonviolent protests through the 1960s, Luper “has continued to stand as a beacon in the civil rights movement and serve the citizens of the state of Oklahoma as an educator, administrator and author,” the order states. “Her leadership and commitment to equality and justice will never be forgotten.”