The

Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression

held their dedication of the Community Chalkboard and Podium: A Monument to the First Amendment today on April 20th.  The slate wall is located in front of City Hall at the east end of the downtown mall and exists as a venue for the excercise of free speech.  Every Thursday the Community Chalkboard will be erased.  Here are some photos of the dedication’s guest speakers as well as the wall’s first signings.

Listen to the podcast of the dedication at

http://www.cvillepodcast.com/2006/04/20/freespeech/




The view from above



Mayor David Brown [

remarks

]



John Grisham [

remarks

]



Dahlia Lithwick [

remarks

]



Boyd Tinsley [

remarks

]



First free expressions



First free expressions



Al Weed
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A "T" on a purple circle

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