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Excerpts Of October Jackson Center Event To Air Today On C-Span 3

Robert H. Jackson Center officials are pictured with dignitaries attending October’s remembrance of the West Virginia v. Bd. of Ed. v. Barnette.

The Robert H. Jackson Center commemorated the 75th anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson’s majority opinion in West Virginia v. Bd. of Ed. V. Barnette in October.

The program, entitled “Canaries in the Coal Mine of Human Rights: Seventy-Five Years after West Virginia v. Barnette,” highlighted the impact of Justice Robert H. Jackson’s written decision in the case. The decision held that the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment protects students from being forced to salute the American flag or say the Pledge of Allegiance in public school. Selections from the program will air on C-SPAN3’s American History TV.

The broadcast schedule is as follows:

1940s Supreme Court Cases on Flag Salute in Schools (with Robert Zick): Airing today at 1 p.m. on C-SPAN3’s American History TV.

Jehovah’s Witnesses on Mandatory Flag Salute (with former students and petitioner Marie Barnett Snodgrass): Airing today, at 1:25 p.m. on C-SPAN3’s American History TV.

Jehovah’s Witnesses & Human Rights (with Philip Brumley): Airing today at 5:05 p.m. on C-SPAN3’s American History TV.

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