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Author Schmidt, Christopher W., 1974- author

Title The sit-ins : protest and legal change in the civil rights era / Christopher W. Schmidt
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (260 pages)
Series The Chicago series in law and society
Chicago series in law and society
Contents Introduction -- The students -- The lawyers -- The sympathizers -- The opponents -- The justices -- The lawmakers -- Conclusion
Summary 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. This title tells the story of the 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- History -- 1877-1964
Civil rights demonstrations -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights demonstrations -- United States -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights.
African Americans.
Civil rights demonstrations.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Race relations.
Southern States -- Race relations
Southern States.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 022652258X
9780226522586