Infamous Court Cases-The Three R's:
Rights, Religion, and Race
Recipient of the LLS 1999 Excellence in Teaching Award
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Most people are familiar with the three R's of education.This four-part lecture series will focus on the three R's of judicial proceedings---rights, religion, and race. We will examine court cases of the past that served as catalysts for legislation involving the three R's and relate them to the same issues that are prevalent in society today.What changes have taken place and how has the tempo of the times influenced these changes? How was a poor printer responsible for one of our fundamental rights-freedom of the press? How did the story of Baby M and the case PF Clarence Gideon influence our legal culture? What are some of the little-known facts of the Monkey Trial in the 1920's and the sterilization case of Carrie Buck? How is the case of Ossian Sweet relevant today? Testimony, explanation, analysis and visuals will be used to detail these court cases and determine the present status of the issues. How might you have voted had you been a juror in these cases? What might have influenced your verdict? The objective of this series is to provide insight into the courtroom of yesterday and today in relation to three basic categories.
1. Cases involving Rights-Clarence Gideon, Buck vs. Bell, In the Matter of Baby M
2. Cases involving Religion-The John Scopes Trial, The Case of Karen Anne Quinlan, Minersville School District vs. Gobitis
3. Cases Involving Race-Ossian Sweet, The Scottsboro Boys
4. Additional theme cases-Escobedo vs. Illinois, The Piscataway School case, the Case of Ernesto Miranda
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Myrna Goldberger has been a presenter for the Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) for 21-plus years. Educated at the University of Maryland, Loyola College and Johns Hopkins University, Myrna has had more than 50 years of experience in educational programming, including Elderhostel and scholar-in-residence weekends. She currently presents lectures to community and religious groups, as well as to special-interest groups in Florida and other states. Moreover, she performs in self-written, one-act plays focusing on famous American women and men. Myrna has been the recipient of previous LLS awards.
||1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
||Tuesdays, October 27; November 3, 10, 17|
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||Member advance registration - $37
Door price member/non-member - $55