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Bible in Public Schools: 50 Years Later

  • Columbia Law School, Warren Hall, Room 417
  • 2/27/2013, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Guest speaker Dr. Ellery Schempp

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Columbia Law School, Warren Hall, Room 417

1125 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027


In 1956, high-school student Ellery Schempp was disciplined for attempting to read the Quran rather than recite 10 verses from the Bible, as required by Pennsylvania state law. In the landmark case Abington School District v. Schempp (1963), the US Supreme Court ruled in Ellery’s favor, deeming school-sponsored Bible readings to be unconstitutional. Fifty years later, what’s the state of religion in US public schools? This event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College Columbia University.

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