Noble library to offer presentation on Clara Luper

The Noble Public Library will observe Black History Month with a program on the life of civil rights pioneer Clara Luper.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 1, 2012

The Noble Public Library will commemorate Black History Month with a presentation on the life of civil rights pioneer Clara Luper.

“Sitting in With Clara … 'Cause I Can't Stand for This Anymore” will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Coman Culbert Community Room at the library, 204 N 5th St.

Dwe Williams and Rhythmically Speaking Theatre Company will perform a show that looks at the story of Luper, who led a 1958 sit-in at an Oklahoma City drugstore. She continued to work as an activist for years beyond that. Luper died in June.

The program is open to the public and co-sponsored by First State Bank, the Oklahoma Arts Council, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Pioneer Library System and Friends of the Noble Public Library.

For more information, call 872-5713 or go to

The Norman Public Library will offer a free presentation about the Beatles at 7 p.m. Monday in the Lowry Room of the library, 225 N Webster Ave.

Carl Rath, associate professor of music at the University of Oklahoma, will speak on the impact of the Beatles and what the year 1964 meant to the group's success. The Beatles had several chart-topping songs that year and went on their first North American tour.

Rath teaches a class on the Fab Four at OU. He also teaches bassoon and plays with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. He plays drums in a classic rock band called MidLife Crysis.

For more information, call 701-2600 or go to


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