Black History Trailblazers of the 1950s: Clara Luper, The Civic Leader

In our ongoing celebration of Black History Month, we look back at some of the leaders, icons, and pop culture juggernauts that helped to bring diversity, equity, inclusion and representation to the forefront of the American landscape — like these men and women who left their indelible mark on the 1950s.

 

Although she is often overshadowed by Rosa Parks in the history books, Clara Luper was a pioneering leader in the American Civil Rights Movement and a commanding voice in her time for social change and reform. 

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