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On This Date in Legal History

In August 1960, African American boys and girls entered a nationwide chain store, S. H. Kress, in Greenville, South Carolina, and sat at a lunch counter designated for whites only. The store manager turned off the lights, announced the lunch … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 9, 1960, African American boys and girls entered a nationwide chain store, S. H. Kress, in Greenville, South Carolina, and sat at a lunch counter designated for whites only.  The store manager turned off the lights, announced the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this day in 1961 oral argument took place in the Garner v. Louisiana case at the United States Supreme Court. The case arose after African American students (peacefully) sat at lunch counters reserved for white patrons in Baton Rouge. The police … Continue reading

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