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Free Speech on Campus: A Brief Legal History

Free Speech on Campus: A Brief Legal History

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Long hailed as bastions of intellectual development and ground zero for the free and spirited exchange of ideas, today’s universities have come under attack by those who argue that a new generation of students and administrators are trading in academia’s most cherished values for political correctness and inclusion. In our upcoming debate Trigger Warning: Safe Spaces Are Dangerous we will be taking a look at whether free speech on campus is a necessary component of modern education or if we are dangerously coddling young minds by making universities a safe space. Before you watch the debate, let's take a look at historical instances of free speech on campus: 

 

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