Student Free Speech in Schools AuthorsThe future of civil liberties is in good hands. It seems so when one reads a First Amendment Paper and views the accompanying video prepared by three 7th graders as part of a History and English project for National History Day. The students; Madeleine Nephew (daughter of Bill of Rights activist, Thomas nephew) and her friends Binta Coulibaly and Susana Perez arranged the video about student free speech. The video is based on a paper written by Ms. Nephew earlier in the year. In writing the paper, she interviewed both Mary Beth Tinker (a member of the ACLU-NCA Board) and Professor Jamin Raskin (who will receive the Edgerton Award at this year’s Bill of Rights Dinner in April), and the group went back for video interviews. Thomas Nephew, of course, is a proud father. We too are proud and encouraged that these young students care about the issues we care about. The future is indeed promising. The video can be viewed below.

mytubethumb play
%3Cobject%20width%3D%22640%22%20height%3D%22390%22%3E%3Cparam%20name%3D%22movie%22%20value%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fv%2FwzF8MxX5RbQ%3Ffs%3D1%26amp%3Bhl%3Den_US%26amp%3Brel%3D0%26autoplay%3D1%26version%3D3%22%20%2F%3E%3Cparam%20name%3D%22allowFullScreen%22%20value%3D%22true%22%20%2F%3E%3Cparam%20name%3D%22allowscriptaccess%22%20value%3D%22always%22%20%2F%3E%3Cembed%20type%3D%22application%2Fx-shockwave-flash%22%20width%3D%22640%22%20height%3D%22390%22%20src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fv%2FwzF8MxX5RbQ%3Ffs%3D1%26amp%3Bhl%3Den_US%26amp%3Brel%3D0%26autoplay%3D1%26version%3D3%22%20allowscriptaccess%3D%22always%22%20allowfullscreen%3D%22true%22%3E%3C%2Fembed%3E%3C%2Fobject%3E
Privacy statement. This embed will serve content from youtube.com

Stay informed

ACLU of the District of Columbia is part of a network of affiliates

Learn more about ACLU National