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C-SPAN 3 broadcasts Jackson Center’s Barnette program

Submitted Photo Pictured are: Deke Kathman, Jackson Center interim executive director; Professor Robert Tsai of American University; Jolene Chu, researcher at Watchtower Publications; Thomas Loftus, grandson of Robert H. Jackson and Greg Peterson, co-founder and board member at the Jackson Center.

JAMESTOWN — The Robert H. Jackson Center commemorated the 75th anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson’s majority opinion in West Virginia v. Bd. of Ed. V. Barnette on Oct. 16 and 17, 2018. The program, entitled “Canaries in the Coal Mine of Human Rights: Seventy-Five Years after West Virginia v. Barnette,” highlighted the impact of Justice Robert H. Jackson’s written decision in the case. The decision held that the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment protects students from being forced to salute the American flag or say the Pledge of Allegiance in public school. The Jackson Center is pleased to announce that selections from this program will be aired on C-SPAN3’s American History TV.

The broadcast schedule is as follows:

1940s Supreme Court Cases on Flag Salute in Schools (with Robert Zick): Airing Saturday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. ET on C-SPAN3’s American History TV.

Jehovah’s Witnesses on Mandatory Flag Salute (with former students and petitioner Marie Barnett Snodgrass): Airing Saturday, Jan. 5 at 1:25 p.m. ET on C-SPAN3’s American History TV.

Jehovah’s Witnesses & Human Rights (with Philip Brumley): Airing Saturday, Jan. 5 at 5:05 p.m. ET on C-SPAN3’s American History TV.

Videos of each program will be made available online after each program has aired on CSPAN-3 at cspan.org. The Robert H. Jackson Center is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail. The Center invites and engages students of all ages, scholars, educators, national officials and international dignitaries to analyze contemporary issues of peace and justice through the lens of Justice Jackson’s body of work.

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