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ABF Scholar is First to Examine Legal History of Iconic Civil Rights ‘Sit-In’ Movement in New Book

Spring 2018

Researching Law, Vol.  29, No. 1

Improving the understanding of law is critical to ABF’s research mission. ABF Research Professor, Christopher Schmidt, shows how law can illuminate our understanding of American history in his new book, The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era, the first book to examine the iconic lunch counter civil rights ‘sit-in’ movement of 1960 from the unique perspective of a legal historian. This edition of Researching Law provides a detailed synopsis of The Sit-Ins and an exclusive reprint of the second chapter.