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This Day in History in 1969: Tinker v. Des Moines Case Wins Free Speech Rights for Students

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

Since Tinker, three Supreme Court rulings have cut back on the speech rights of students. But the basic precedent of Tinker remains -- that students do have free speech rights in public schools.

'We Wanted to Pray for Better Schools'

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Karin Chenoweth

Sitting there in the back of the church, 12-year-old Freeman heard the young preacher say integration would mean better schools for black children. The preacher -- Martin Luther King, Jr. -- told the congregation that even children could play a role in holding the nation to account.

50 Years Later, Recalling The Young 'Foot Soldiers' Of Civil Rights

Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion

By Kim Lawton Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) In May 1963, thousands of Birmingham school children faced police dogs, fire ho...