50th Anniversary Supreme Court Victory for Students’ First Amendment Rights: Mary Beth and John Tinker

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Date/Time:Monday, 25 Feb 2019 at 7:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
Contact:
Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:National Affairs Series
Categories:Diversity, Lectures
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Mary Beth and John Tinker will discuss the significance of their historic Supreme Court case especially in the current political climate. Mark Stringer, ACLU of Iowa Director, will moderate.

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