Remembering Civil Rights Leader Onie Cooper

April 8, 2011

If the history of civil rights in northern Nevada is ever written there will be more than a chapter on Onie Cooper, who died this week at age 86. Born in Louisiana, Cooper experienced the discrimination of the Jim Crow South at an early age. Decades later he could recall during World War 2 he trying to board a bus wearing his country’s uniform….Read More

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