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The Speaker ... a film about freedom.

Author: American Library Association. Committee on Intellectual Freedom.
Publisher: Chicago : ALA, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A dramatization about a high school current events committee which invites a university professor to speak on a theory of genetic inferiority of Afro-Americans. Controversy develops and spills over into the community and parents and community leaders advise the student committee to reconsider. When the Committee refuses, the school board president cancels the speaker. Intended to evoke discussion of constitutional  Read more...
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Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: American Library Association. Committee on Intellectual Freedom.
OCLC Number: 5641089
Credits: Executive producer, Judith F. Krug; director, Lee R. Bobker.
Performer(s): Mildred Dunnock.
Description: 1 reel, 42 min. : sd., col. ; 16 mm. & discussion guide (32 p.)
Responsibility: American Library Association, Intellectual Freedom Committee ; made by Vision Associates.

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A dramatization about a high school current events committee which invites a university professor to speak on a theory of genetic inferiority of Afro-Americans. Controversy develops and spills over into the community and parents and community leaders advise the student committee to reconsider. When the Committee refuses, the school board president cancels the speaker. Intended to evoke discussion of constitutional protection of speech on controversial and unpopular topics.

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