First Amendment Advocate Mary Beth Tinker

Season 2014 Episode 4 | 28m 48s

Marcia Franklin interviews Mary Beth Tinker, a plaintiff in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that defined free speech rights for students. In 1965, Tinker and her brother were suspended after wearing armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. They sued, and the court ruled their protest was protected by the First Amendment. Tinker talks about the case’s legacy and current free speech issues.

Aired: 09/11/14

Rating: TV-G

Video has closed captioning.

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