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More Speech: A Conversation about the First Amendment

October 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Controversial speech, inflammatory cartoons, edgy social media posts — for more than 200 years, First Amendment issues have influenced art and civic life. Join us to hear historian Christian McWhirter discuss the free-speech issues that Abraham Lincoln faced at 5:45 pm. Followed by a panel discussion on freedom of speech and expression. Moderated by former WGN anchor Robert Jordan, “More Speech: A Conversation about the First Amendment” will feature the diverse perspectives of artists, journalists, historians, librarians, legal professionals, and civic leaders.

This free event, a livestream of a discussion at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago, is offered in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Library Association and the Illinois Library Association.

Free; no registrations required.


Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. 6th Street
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