Mary Beth Tinker on Student Free Speech

March 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Knight TV Studio
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Mary Beth Tinker on Student Free Speech @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

In response to the Parkland tragedy and the groundswell of student activism across the nation, youth rights advocate Mary Beth Tinker will join Newseum educators on March 13 to discuss her landmark Supreme Court case on student speech and how it applies today. The hour-long presentation will be streamed live on and the Newseum’s Facebook page, and will be made available shortly after as a recording on Students can submit questions in advance or during the webcast via Twitter using the hashtag #my5freedoms.

In 1965, Tinker, then a middle-school student, was punished for wearing a black armband to school to protest the Vietnam War. Her case went all the way to the Supreme Court, whose decision protected student speech in public schools when it’s not disruptive or impinging on other students’ rights.

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