1940s Supreme Court Cases on Flag Salute in Schools

In 1943, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette case that public school students could not be… read more

In 1943, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette case that public school students could not be forced to salute the American flag. This decision overturned the 1940 Minersville School District v. Gobitis case. World Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses Senior Communications Officer Robert Zick told the story of both cases and talked with the daughter of Lillian Gobitas, one of the students expelled for refusing to salute the flag for religious reasons. This program was part of a day-long event hosted by the Robert H. Jackson Center to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette U.S. Supreme Court case. close

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452868-2
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Jamestown, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jan 05, 2019 | 12:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 23, 2019 | 5:34am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 05, 2019 | 12:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 07, 2019 | 6:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 22, 2019 | 9:33pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2019 | 1:33am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2019 | 5:34am EST | C-SPAN 3
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