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Civil Rights leader speaks to OPS students

Posted: 8:44 AM, Nov 17, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-17 14:49:54Z

A Civil Rights leader was in Omaha Thursday night, sharing her experiences with students. 

At age 7, Ayanna Najuma was one of the original sit-in demonstrators in Oklahoma City in 1958. She was of 12 kids who walked into Katz Drug Store and politely asked to be served. 

"Whether you live in North Omaha or even another part of the city, I want young people to know that they are valued, appreciated and that they are worthy," she said. 

Najuma also urged parents to realize how important their children's opinions are.