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Thomas Jefferson Center on Free Expression

The Thomas Jefferson Center, in Charlottesville, Va., is an organization that promotes freedom of speech through legal cases, education, and the arts. The website offers podcasts, such as Thomas Madison Lives. Another key feature is legal briefs from Thomas Jefferson Center cases, including Commonwealth of Virginia v. Black. This 26-page court document may seem intimidating, but the language is accessible to the general reader. The case addresses whether burning a cross on someone’s lawn can be punishable as a form of intimidation, or if cross burning is a form of free speech protected by the First Amendment.

How to Cite This Source

Thomas Jefferson Center, "Thomas Jefferson Center on Free Expression," in Virginia Civics, Item #288, http://vagovernmentmatters.org/items/show/288 (accessed May 28, 2017).