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Drake to celebrate 50th anniversary of landmark Tinker free speech case

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Drake University this month will mark the 50th anniversary of Tinker v. Des Moines, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that established the free speech rights of students in public schools. “Stand Up, Speak Up! Tinker v. Des Moines Turns 50” will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room, 2725 University Ave., Des Moines IA 50311. Mary Beth and John Tinker, plaintiffs in the case, along with Drake students, will lead a conversation on the values and challenges of freedom of expression.

The event is co-sponsored by the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Drake Law School, Cowles Library, the Drake School of Education and the Drake Department of Political Science. It is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, contact Kathleen Richardson, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at Kathleen.richardson@drake.edu or (515) 271-2296.

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