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Mary Beth Tinker Discusses Involvement Of American Civil Liberties Union

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Mary Beth Tinker

  • Founder, Tinker Tour
  • female
  • Caucasian
  • 1952 (Age: 71 years old)
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Mary Beth Tinker is an American free speech activist known for her role in the 1969 Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District Supreme Court case, which ruled that Warren Harding Junior High School could not punish her for wearing a black armband in school in support of a truce in the Vietnam War. The case set a precedent for student speech in schools. Today, Tinker conducts speaking tours across the United States to teach children and youth about their rights. A youth rights advocate, Tinker has a professional background as a pediatric nurse who is active in union activism and holds masters degrees in both public health and nursing.