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GUEST EDITORIAL 1st Amendment: One woman’s lesson in liberty

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By Ken Paulson, President, First Amendment Center
In 1940, a group of community leaders in Champaign, Ill., joined together to give young people a better moral foundation by offering religion classes in the public schools.

It was creative, thoughtful and well-intended.  It was also unconstitutional.

The Champaign public school district’s decision to invite representatives of multiple faiths to teach in its classrooms led to a historic U.S.  Supreme Court decision handed down 65 years ago on March 8, 1948.


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