Her journey started with wearing a black armband to school and proceeded to the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District (1969). But it by no means stopped there: Mary Beth Tinker, namesake of the “Tinker” decision, continues to be a free speech icon.
On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we share with you an unabridged version of a 2016 conversation between Tinker and attorney Robert Corn-Revere, in which Tinker sheds light on her case and the state of student speech rights nearly 50 years later.
- Podcast transcript
- Abridged video of the conversation
- Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District (1969)
- The picture of a young Mary Beth Tinker with her mother and father, as described in the episode
- Past podcasts with Robert Corn-Revere: Free speech at the U.S. Supreme Court, Censorship: the ‘bastard child of technology’, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission debate
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