Coffee and Conversation: Oliver Wendell Holmes and the First Amendment
Join Professor Thomas Healy as he discusses the fascinating evolution of iconic Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes from free-speech antagonist to First Amendment advocate. Based on newly discovered letters, Healy’s new book The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind—and Changed the History of Free Speech in America reveals the behind-the-scenes campaign by a group of progressives to shift Holmes’ perspective—which ultimately altered the course of American jurisprudence and constitutional interpretation. Wendell E. Pritchett, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden facilitates this discussion.
This program includes a book sale and signing.
Event & Parking Information
Advance reservations recommended; call 215.409.6700 or order online.
Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th Streets on a first come first serve basis. Please be sure to pick up you discounted parking voucher at registration.