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The Lunch Counter Sit-In Movement of 1960

Presented by Professor Christopher Schmidt

2024-02-28 19:00:00 2024-02-28 20:00:00 America/New_York The Lunch Counter Sit-In Movement of 1960 An act of nonviolent protest against a segregated lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, that began on February 1, 1960, led the way to a wider sit-in movement that spread throughout the South. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

Wednesday, February 28
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-28 19:00:00 2024-02-28 20:00:00 America/New_York The Lunch Counter Sit-In Movement of 1960 An act of nonviolent protest against a segregated lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, that began on February 1, 1960, led the way to a wider sit-in movement that spread throughout the South. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

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An act of nonviolent protest against a segregated lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, that began on February 1, 1960, led the way to a wider sit-in movement that spread throughout the South.

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FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH. 

Professor Christopher Schmidt will discuss his book, "The Sit-Ins, Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era", which tells the story of the 1960 student lunch counter protests and the national debate they sparked over the meaning of the constitutional right of all Americans to equal protection of the law. He will describe how, on February 1, 1960, four Black college students in Greensboro, North Carolina, decided to engage in a sit-in protest at a Woolworth's, and how this courageous act sparked a protest movement against racial discrimination in public accommodations that swept across the South. He will situate this iconic moment of the civil rights movement into the continuing history of struggles for equal access to public accommodations.

Presenter: Christopher W. Schmidt is a Professor and Co-Director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is also a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation and the Editor of "Law & Social Inquiry".
Professor Schmidt teaches and writes primarily in the areas of constitutional law and legal history. He received his Ph.D. in American Studies from Harvard and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He has written two books: "The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era" (University of Chicago Press, 2018); and "Civil Rights in America: A History" (Cambridge University Press, 2021). He is currently writing a history of the U.S. Supreme Court and its relationship with the American people over the last century.

At the conclusion of the program please feel free to take a brief online survey here: https://www.projectoutcome.org/responses/73079

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AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Author Talk |

TAGS: | Black History Month | #BlackHistoryMonth |

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