Freedom of Expression

Mr. Lewis spoke about the example of Elijah Lovejoy as a lesson for the importance of the freedom of expression. He stressed that ideas… read more

Mr. Lewis spoke about the example of Elijah Lovejoy as a lesson for the importance of the freedom of expression. He stressed that ideas that seem dangerous to the current social order are often suppressed by the government or the great majority of the population. Lovejoy was killed in 1837 by an angry mob in Alton, Illinois for trying to publish an abolitionist newspaper. close

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Freedom of Expression

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Program ID:
92617-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Dec 29, 1997 | 11:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Dec 30, 1997 | 7:13am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Dec 29, 1997 | 11:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 29, 1997 | 9:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 30, 1997 | 7:13am EST | C-SPAN 2
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