For 2018, the Fleischaker/Greene Scholars in Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting are exploring a right fundamental to American life and democracy — the right to protest, complain, dissent and have our voices heard.
The First Amendment has always been a living, breathing, pulsating fact of national life. As students of journalism and history, we strive to tell that rich story and apply it to our own time.
The past few years have seen protest in sports become a hot-button issue, with the discussion growing and becoming more multi-faceted seemingly each day.
Many sports fans use the games they watch as a form of escapism. They want to come home after a long day’s work and watch Monday Night Football while attempting to block out the problems which plague their reality.
Listen to Kent State survivor Alan Canfora talk about the importance of rhetoric and how words had consequences in the Vietnam War era of dissent as well as today with President Trump. Canfora compares similar language between then Ohio Gov. James Rhodes and Trump.
Thousands of Donald Trump supporters lined up outside Eastern Kentucky University’s Alumni Coliseum on Oct. 13 in the hours before his rally to campaign for Republican congressional candidate Andy Barr.