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The U.S. Supreme court finds segregation ordinances unconstitutional, making sit-ins legal
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African-American ministers Rev. F. L. Shuttlesworth and Rev. Billups are found not guilty of "aiding and abetting a violation of a criminal trespass ordinance of Birmingham" for their role in organizing ten students in a "sit-down demonstration" at a white lunch counter. Since segregation ordinances are not legal, sit-ins are legal, thus the ten students are not guilty of trespassing, and the two ministers are not guilty of inciting a crime.

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