A Plea for Free Speech in Boston, Remembering Frederick Douglass's 1860 Speech

Harvard Student Chapter

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On Wednesday, November 29, the Harvard Student Chapter held a conversation, produced in partnership with the Harvard Alumni for Free Speech, featuring Prof. Randall Kennedy and Prof. Nadine Strossen to commemorate the 164th anniversary of Frederick Douglass's "Plea for Free Speech in Boston."


  • Prof. Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Prof. Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law Emerita, New York Law School; Former President, American Civil Liberties Union


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