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[Photograph 2012.201.B0231.0122]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Like a child who has been burned by a forbidden firecracker that exploded unexpectedly, Madison is reluctant to talk about the racial controversy which rocked it a few months back."
Date: May 5, 1957
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0231.0121]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Dr. Deborah Coggins checks her notes at a Madison, County, Fla., Commission hearing into her dismissal as health officer after she lunched with a Negro nurse."
Date: April 10, 1957
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0231.0119]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Dr. Debora Coggins abruptly walks out of a Madison, Fla., county commission meeting where she called officials fools and cowards in a dispute over her lunching with a Negro nurse."
Date: October 4, 1956
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0231.0118]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "A 32-year-old white nurse will g before the Madison county commission on October 5 to show cause why she should not be fired for eating lunch with a negro nurse in a private restaurant last month."
Date: September 20, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society