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ERIC Number: ED051773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 14
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The "Speaker Ban" Furor.
Chambers, M. M.
This paper reviews some of the speaker ban cases that were tested in U.S. district courts. The cases discussed are: (1) the attempt by University of North Carolina administrators to ban Herbert Aptheker (an avowed Communist) from speaking on campus; (2) the class action of the Chicago Circle campus of the University of Illinois brought before a special three-judge federal court to have the Clabaugh Act declared unconstitutional; (3) the barring from Auburn University of William Sloan Coffin, a man convicted of a felony; (4) the rejection by the administration of the University of Tennessee of proposed invitations by a student organization to Dick Gregory and Timothy Leary; and (5) and the rules governing guest speakers promulgated by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State institutuions of Higher Learning which were applicable to all campuses. None of the speaker bans were upheld in the courts. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Dept. of Educational Administration.