Annual Interdisciplinary Forum 2019

Civil Rights and Liberties During the Vietnam War

An Interdisciplinary Forum on the Vietnam Era

with Mary Beth Tinker from the Supreme Court Case Tinker vs. Des Moines

Mary Beth was 13 when she was suspended for wearing a black arm band to protest the violence of the Vietnam War. In the ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the First Amendment protections for students by stating that the school could not censor student speech unless it disrupted the educational process.

Mary Beth continues to educate young people about their rights, speaking frequently to students groups across the country. An advocate for the rights of youth, particularly in the areas of health and education.

One-Day Conference

Friday, March 22, 2019
8:30AM – 4:30PM

at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial & Museum
in Holmdel, New Jersey

Attending teachers will receive 8.5 hours of Professional Development Credits


$65 for NJCCS Members
$75 for non-NJCCS Members
$30 for pre-service student teachers

Hosted by the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation
and the New Jersey Council for Social Studies

Questions? Contact Keri A. Giannotti, Museum Educator, at