Please join us on May 6th for this free author talk. No right seems more fundamental to American public life than freedom of speech. Yet well into the 20th century that freedom was still an unfulfilled promise, with Americans regularly imprisoned merely for speaking out against government policies. Free speech as we know it came from a most unexpected source: Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. He was a lifelong skeptic of all individual rights, but in 1919, it was Holmes who wrote a dissenting opinion that would become the affirmation of free speech in the United States. Come out to find out what changed his mind.
Author Thomas Sealy will talk about how Holmes changed his mind. The talk is taken from his book, The Great Dissent.
All are welcome. RSVP is appreciated. Please respond to Cindy Warrick at 609-278-2640 ext. 172 or email@example.com.