Oregon Fellows Virtual Event
This event is free to registerees.
Featured Keynote: “The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era” with Christopher Schmidt (ABF Research Professor; Associate Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law)
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.