Join JSPAN on December 6th for an Historic Reunion as we Celebrate the Publication of Ellery’s Protest

Ellery Schempp was a 16 year-old student at Abington High School when he defied tradition by refusing to participate in mandatory school prayer and Bible reading. Ejected from class for his actions, Ellery turned to the ACLU, which connected him with Ted Mann, the brilliant young lawyer who would draft a complaint on his behalf. That complaint eventually resulted in the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on school prayer, which prompted a conservative backlash that continues to this day. The story of Ellery’s protest has just been chronicled in a new book by Stephen Solomon, a professor at New York University. JSPAN takes great pride in presenting a talk by Professor Solomon, who will be available to autograph copies of his book. Joining him will be Ellery Schempp and Ted Mann, who will be reunited for the first time in 50 years as they discuss one of the most important rulings on religious freedom in our country’s history. Date: December 6, 2007 Time: 7:30 p.m. Place: Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, 971 Old York Road Abington, PA Click here to reserve your space now.