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Tinkerversary celebrates 50 years of student free speech

Mary Beth Tinker and her brother John were suspended with three other Des Moines, Iowa, high schoolers in 1965 for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War


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By Mark Walsh / Education Week
February 21, 2019

This Education Week blog post provides a quick history of the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District Supreme Court case, while also taking readers to Iowa and the ten days of Mary Beth and John Tinker sharing their stories with students, teachers, and the general public.

And check out this link from Iowa Public Television, with opportunities to stream a public event. There are also some helpful links near the end of the post.

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Tinkerversary celebrates 50 years of student free speech