Freedom of Speech and Dissent

Fleischaker Greene LogoIn 2018, the Fleischaker/Greene Scholars program in the School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University is studying the First Amendment as is pertains to a right fundamental to American democracy — the right to protest, complain and have our voices heard.

F/G scholars explore a wide realm of freedom of speech issues, from journalistic, historical, political and legal contexts.

Throughout American history, the First Amendment has been a living, breathing, pulsating fact of national life. We strive to bring that rich story to life and explore how it remains relevant in our own time.