Lecture: Youth and the First Amendment
|Date/Time:||Monday, 25 Feb 2019 at 7:00 pm|
|Location:||Great Hall, Memorial Union|
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In 1965, 13-year-old Mary Beth Tinker, 15-year-old John Tinker and 16- year-old Christopher Eckhardt were suspended from school for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War. Four years later, the Supreme Court decision that resulted from their lawsuit was a glorious victory for the First Amendment rights of students.
Part of the National Affairs Series: Building a Better Democracy and the First Amendment Day Series