Freedom Forum

  • John Seigenthaler illustration

    John Seigenthaler: Champion of the First Amendment

    John Seigenthaler died July 11 at the age of 86 after a life that saw him serve as special assistant to U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy; suffer a brutal beating by segregationists while attempting to aid 1960s Freedom Riders; become a founding editor of what is now one of the nation’s largest newspapers, USA Today; and win the respect and admiration of generations. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Seigenthaler made Vanderbilt home to First Amendment Center; university gained a legend

    John Seigenthaler, eminent journalist and civil rights champion, has died. Read More

    Jul. 11, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Speaking Freely

    The First Amendment Center marks 20 years of supporting our nation’s basic freedoms First Amendment Center President and CEO Ken Paulson narrates a performance of “Freedom Sings,” accompanied by Bill Lloyd, Don Henry and Ashley Cleveland. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) Protesters camp out in front of a government building and are… Read More

    Dec. 5, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    James C. Duff named Freedom Forum president and CEO

    James C. Duff (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) The Freedom Forum, which operates the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt has named James C. Duff as its next president and chief executive officer. Duff, 57, is the chief administrative… Read More

    Jun. 6, 2011