“Tinker Tour USA” encourages students to stand up for First Amendment rights (12 photos)


Mary Beth Tinker proudly holds the pink slip that summoned her to the office to be suspended for her black armband. Credit: Aysen Tan/The Foothill Dragon Press

Aysen Tan

BOSTON – With the ability to generate a movement quicker than ever, students across America are constantly seeking out ways to speak out and make a change, but many don’t know their rights that come from the First Amendment.

Free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker brought her “Tinker Tour USA” bus to theJournalism Education Association (JEA) and National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) convention in Boston this weekend to talk to students about her experience with standing up for her rights and to hear their stories.

Credit: Aysen Tan/The Foothill Dragon Press

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