Posts Tagged ‘Mary-Beth Tinker’

Tinker remembers her 1965 protest

August 9, 2013

Mary Beth Tinker

By David W. Bulla

WASHINGTON, D.C.—She remembers it like it happened yesterday, the day Mary Beth Tinker got suspended for her sympathy for Robert F. Kennedy’s call for a Christmas truce in Vietnam. The year was 1965, and the place was Harding Junior High School in Des Moines, Iowa. (more…)

Tinker, LoMonte and Austin highlight AEJMC Scholastic Division’s Capital Teach-In

June 28, 2013

By David Bulla

Mary Beth Tinker

Mary Beth Tinker

The Capital Teach-In will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. It is sponsored by the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Heading this year’s instructors are Mary Beth Tinker, Frank LoMonte and Ellen Austin. Tinker was one of the plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines (1969); LoMonte serves as executive director of the Student Press Law Center; and Austin was the 2012 Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Teacher of the Year.

Also teaching will be Allissa Richardson of Bowie State University. Her speciality is mobile journalism. (more…)

Hazelwood panels highlight Washington conference

May 30, 2013

By David W. Bulla

A pair of panels devoted to the 1988 Hazelwood U.S. Supreme Court case will be the featured events for the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC at the 2013 conference in Washington, D.C., in August. The conference will feature another key figure in student civil rights history, Mary Beth Tinker, who will give a talk to the division. (more…)