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New Book by ABF Researcher Explores the Sit-In Movement 

"The Sit-Ins: Protest & Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era," a new book by ABF Faculty Fellow Christopher W. Schmidttells 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. "The Sit-Ins" invites a broader understanding of how Americans contest and construct the meaning of their Constitution. Read more»

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ABF Receives $3.6 Million Grant from the American Bar Endowment Apr 12, 2018

The American Bar Endowment (ABE) has awarded a nearly $3.6 million grant to the American Bar Foundation (ABF), one of the world’s leading research institutes for the empirical and… more

New Book Examines Legal History of 1960 Lunch Counter Sit-In Movement Apr 3, 2018

Author Christopher Schmidt illuminates legal issues at the heart of nonviolent ‘sit-in’ protests during civil rights era In his new book, “The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change… more

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