7:36 AM, September 16, 2011

An exhibit concerning the First Amendment is currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department.  The exhibit concerns two Auburn University controversies concerning free speech:  one on the appearance of anti-war activist, William Sloane Coffin, Yale University Chaplain, in early 1969 during the height of the Vietnam War and one on Auburn University Professor of Economics and Business Administration Bud R. Hutchinson, who was fired due to the publication of his letter to the editor in The Auburn Plainsman in 1957 concerning racial integration.  Both exhibits contain newspaper clippings and photographs; the Coffin exhibit also has on display a signed petition in regard to his freedom to speak at Auburn.

This exhibit is located in the two glass flat cases located on one's left side past the three tall display cases featuring the Kathryn Tucker Windham exhibit upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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