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ACLU-TN Goes to the Movies


Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice

Did you know that ACLU represented Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after the city of Memphis denied him the right to stage a 1968 march in support of striking sanitation workers? Or that the infamous 1925 Monkey Trial, in which attorney Clarence Darrow defended teacher John Scopes in a challenge to Tennessee’s law banning the teaching of evolution, was an ACLU case?

You can learn more about these cases and the rest of ACLU-TN’s rich history in the newly released short film, Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice. This brief documentary showcases the voices of ACLU-TN clients, allies and community leaders—people like: As we reflect on the challenges that lie ahead, it’s the perfect time to consider ACLU’s accomplishments in Tennessee over the past century. Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice reminds us of where we have been, and where we are going.

Thank you for being there with us every step of the way.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can support ACLU-TN’s work to protect and advance the Bill of Rights in Tennessee, click here.


January 9, 2015: Legislation Tries to Coerce and Shame Women, Says ACLU-TN

November 6, 2014: ACLU-TN Reaction to 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Overturning Lower Court Decisions that had Struck Down Marriage Bans

November 4, 2014: TN Voters Narrowly Pass Anti-Abortion Ballot Measure


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