The First Amendment and the Civil Rights Movement: Our History, Our Present, Our Future

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Monday, April 12, 5:30pm | virtual event via YouTube Add to calendar 2021-04-12 17:30:00 2021-04-12 00:00:00 America/Chicago The First Amendment and the Civil Rights Movement: Our History, Our Present, Our Future virtual event via YouTube

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The era of the civil rights movement is as relevant today as when it was unfolding. Join two leading experts in the First Amendment and the Civil Rights movement as they discuss the immense potential and actual power of our First Amendment freedoms to fuel positive change in society.

Robert Bickel, professor emeritus of law at Stetson University College of Law, and Gene Policinski, senior fellow for the First Amendment at the Freedom Forum, are authors of “The First Amendment and the Civil Rights Movement,” created with the support of Stetson University and the Freedom Forum.

Gene Policinski is chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute and of the Institute’s First Amendment Center. A veteran multimedia journalist, he also writes, lectures, and is interviewed regularly on First Amendment issues. Policinski, a founding editor of USA Today, oversees all programs of the Freedom Forum Institute and also is a longtime proponent of diversity in journalism as an essential characteristic of a free press. He speaks and writes regularly on news gathering and reporting, newsroom diversity and on journalism ethics.

Robert Bickel taught at Stetson for almost 40 years. His national awards include the American Bar Association’s Harrison Tweed Award for Continuing Legal Education and the Florida Bar’s Faculty Professionalism Award. In 1994, he was elected to the American Law Institute and he is a fellow of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Joining Stetson’s faculty in 1978, Professor Bickel served as assistant dean and created the law school’s first federal civil procedure course. Professor Bickel created and launched the National Conference on Law and Higher Education.

Co-sponsored by the First Amendment Committee and Department of History

Event link: https://youtu.be/OMfdF-tt2pQ


First Amendment Days, April 12-16, 2021, is Iowa State University’s annual weeklong celebration of our First Amendment freedoms – religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. It’s hosted by the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication’s First Amendment Committee. See the complete schedule.