New From Christopher Schmidt: The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era @cwschmidt1 ‏

Christopher Schmidt, Chicago-Kent College of Law, has published The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era (University of Chicago Press, 2018).  Here from the publisher's website is a description of the book's contents.On February 1, 1960, four African American college students entered the Woolworth department store in Greensboro, North Carolina, and sat down at the lunch counter. This lunch counter, like most in the American South, refused to serve black customers. The four students remained in their seats until the store closed. In the following days, they returned, joined by growing numbers of fellow students. These “sit-in” demonstrations soon spread to other southern cities, drawing in thousands of students and coalescing into a protest movement that would transform the struggle for racial equality.The Sit-Ins tells the story of the student lunch counter protests and the national debate they sparked over the meaning of the…

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