Someday Is Now tells the inspirational story of Clara Luper, unsung hero of the Civil Rights movement. Teacher Clara led a group of young people to protest against the segregated Katz drugstore by sitting at its lunch counter in Oklamoma City, 1958 – more than a year before Greensboro sit-ins.
As a child, Clara Luper saw how segregation affected her life. When she grew up, Clara led the movement to desegregate Oklahoma stores and restaurants that were closed to African Americans. She led young people to ‘do what had to be done’. Perfect for young primary school kids in encouraging them to do what is right and stand up for what is right, even at great cost, this is a powerful story about the power of nonviolent activism and challenges young people to ask how they will stand up against something they know is wrong.
This moving title includes additional information on Clara Luper’s extraordinary life, her lessons of nonviolent resistance, and a glossary of key civil rights people and terms.