Magna Carta

Taking a minute to speak out – to a corner, and the world

#TakeAMinute

In the shadow of a 75-foot marble plaque on the front of the Newseum that contains the First Amendment’s 45 words, passersby had the opportunity to speak on whatever they wanted, for a maximum of 60 seconds.
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Newseum Hosts Free-Speech Soapbox on the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta

Free-Speech Soapbox

On Monday, June 15, the Newseum and the Newseum Institute will commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta by giving visitors and pedestrians the opportunity to “take a minute” to exercise their right to free speech.
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Magna Carta: 800 Years of Freedom

Magna Carta debate

Watch video of a May 28 spiked program in London that explored the historical significance of Magna Carta and why it still matters today.
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Magna Carta, Petition and ‘the ascent to Liberty’

Magna Carta

The Magna Carta, Magna Charta, or Great Charter, has had an indelible impact on the development of American constitutional law, serving as the inspiration for many freedoms found in the U.S. Bill of Rights.
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After 800 years, does the Magna Carta’s legacy of freedom persist?

Magna Carta

The signing of the Magna Carta was a major step toward the concept of speaking truth to power in the Western world – and was neither a rock band nor has anything to do with volcanoes, both responses the other day from a quick set of man-on-the-street interviews in Washington D.C.
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Magna Carta: Crucial “building block” of law, freedom

Atticus Finch

With references to Harper Lee’s fictional attorney Atticus Finch, Judge Jerome Holmes illustrates the impact of the Magna Carta and notes the 800-year-old document’s link to the Bill of Rights.
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