Explore voting rights as you investigate, Rockwell’s freedom of speech.
Rockwell was inspired to paint this scene after attending a town hall meeting. In the meeting a manual laborer stood up and voiced an opinion that everyone disagreed with. Rockwell was struck by the fact that no one shouted him down even though he did not agree with the majority. Rockwell felt this scene embodied the democratic process and was a perfect way to capture the meaning of free speech.
- Explore civic responsibility
- The democratic process
- Voting rights in the 20th century
- A printed or digital copy of “Freedom of Speech” [insert link to images].
- Writing paper