Icons of Freedom

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Northport High school history and government students were visited by Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey, the lead plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, on Nov. 29. This case is in particular is a landmark case related to students' free press rights with respect to publications in a school newspaper. During her visit, Mrs. Kuhlmeier Frey spoke about the case from her perspective as the actual litigant, and got a unique perspective on Cathy's case and what it is like to be associated with a landmark Supreme Court decision. Students had the chance to be in dialogue with her, and ask questions about free press rights.

The following day, students attended an event at the Touro Law Center, Icons of Freedom: Student Speech & Press in American Democracy. This event, in partnership with Project PATCH, afforded high school students to participate in a symposium with Mrs. Kuhlmeier Frey, and Mary Beth Tinker, another icon of American freedom.