Constitution Day
ATT: Dinah Zeiger
JAMM - University of Idaho
P.O. Box 443178
Moscow, ID 83844-3178

FAX: (208) 885-6450
E-MAIL: dzeiger@uidaho.edu



Contact & Locations

Moscow

College of
Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Physical Address:
Admin. Bldg. 112
phone: (208) 885-6426
fax: (208) 885-8964
class@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences 
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3154
Moscow, ID 83844-3154


Coeur d'Alene

University of Idaho C'DA‎
1031 N Academic Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID
83814-5497 
(208) 667-2588


College of
Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
University of Idaho
Admin. Bldg. 112
P.O. Box 443154
Moscow, ID 83844-3154
phone: (208) 885-6426
fax: (208) 885-8964

class@uidaho.edu

Civel Rights Arrest

Lesson 4: Times v. Sullivan and The Civil Rights Movement

Framing Questions
  1. What events/conditions shaped the libel fight between the southern states and northern media companies?
  2. What role did media play in the civil rights movement?
  3. What were the consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in New York Times v. Sullivan?
  4. What might the outcome of the civil rights movement have been had the Court backed Sullivan?


Goals
  1. Understand the provisions of the U.S. Constitution that supported Sullivan’s belief that he had been libeled.
  2. Explain how the Court’s decision benefitted media in general and aided the civil rights movement in particular.
  3. Discuss the importance of the constitutional guarantee of free speech and press.
  4. Identify the difference between opinion and fact.