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June 9, 2006
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Rabbi Lou Silberman, a professor of Jewish studies at Vanderbilt University, died Tuesday at 91. Silberman, who taught at the Tennessee-based school from 1952 to 1980, was one of the professors who offered his resignation in 1960 after a student was expelled from Vanderbilt’s Divinity School for organizing civil rights sit-ins. A compromise was reached that stopped his resignation.

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