Jehovah's Witnesses on Mandatory Flag Salute

On June 14, 1943, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public school students could not be forced to pledge allegiance to the American flag. This… read more

On June 14, 1943, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public school students could not be forced to pledge allegiance to the American flag. This ruling overturned a 1940 case that upheld mandatory flag pledging. In this program, several Jehovah’s Witnesses recounted their childhood experiences of being expelled from school for refusing to salute the American flag, and were joined in conversation by the daughter of an expelled student. 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 First Amendment case. close

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Program ID:
452868-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Jamestown, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jan 05, 2019 | 1:24pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jan 07, 2019 | 6:26am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 05, 2019 | 1:24pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 07, 2019 | 6:26am EST | C-SPAN 3
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