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Women’s March on Oklahoma draws thousands of supporters demanding to be heard

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The day after the Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions of women and supporters from around the world gathered for the “Women’s March” to peacefully proclaim that “women’s rights are human rights” and to unify and empower everyone who stands for civil liberties, and social justice for all. The […]

Human rights activist Bob Lemon remembered as an Oklahoma City treasure

(L-R) Grand Marshall Bob Lemon, rode with his son Chrys Lemon, and Harold Watson in the 2013 OKC Pride Parade while daughter Robyn Lemon Sellers walks alongside waving a Pride flag. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Robert Dell Lemon (January 3, 1929 – October 22, 2016), attorney and passionate advocate for human dignity and equality, died Saturday at his home in Oklahoma City. He was 87 years old. Born in Shattuck, Oklahoma, in 1929,  equal rights activist Bob Lemon frequently stated, “I grew up in […]

Local Amnesty group hosts death penalty workshop featuring human rights activist Rick Halperin

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma chapter of Amnesty International will host a comprehensive workshop on the death penalty on Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The free training event will be held at Oklahoma City University, in the Walker Center for Arts & Sciences, Room 151.  Parking is available […]

Bob Lemon, an Oklahoma City treasure, works for equality and social justice

by Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Update Sunday, October 23, 2016: Bob Lemon passed away on October 22, 2016.  We all appreciated him so much and he will be greatly missed. Born in Shattuck, Oklahoma in 1929, Oklahoma City resident and gay rights activist Bob Lemon says “I grew up in West Texas during the dustbowl […]

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