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American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Blog gives readers a deeper insight into what the pursuit of Free Speech, Human Rights, the Rule of Law looks like in our world today by highlighting Free Speech heroes, historical facts, and groundbreaking discoveries that are made during American INSIGHT’s ongoing research into the history of Free Speech.
The blog will include selected bylined entries from students enrolled in American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Online Course, Make History Every Day!, documentary filmmakers, Free Speech Award recipients, social activists, and members of social justice non-profits.
“Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” —Oprah Winfrey
Here is a sample of the articles we’ve featured in the past on our Free Speech Blog:
In his latest book, Kermit Roosevelt argues that “our fundamental values, particularly equality, are not part of the vision of the Founders. Instead, they were stated in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and were the hope of Reconstruction, when it was possible to envision the emergence of the nation committed to liberty and equality.”
Democracy relies on the participation of its citizens – so how does voter suppression fit in? Our interview with Sondra Myers, author and lecturer helps to understand democracy’s past and present.
“Purging, if done wrong, can disenfranchise eligible Americans…And purges are happening at a scarily high rate.” — Myrna Pérez
Stark drawings by three children, ages 10 and 11, depict stick figures behind roughtly drawn grids representing the chain link fences that contain them. The Smithsonian National Musuem of American History consider the drawings historically significant.