with Ken Paulson, director, Free Speech Center, Middle Tennessee State University, and Mark Scala, chief curator, Frist Art Museum

Headshot of Ken Paulson
Ken Paulson

Americans have a special reverence for their nation’s flag—perhaps more so than any other country in the world. In “The Untold Story of the U.S. Flag”—inspired by the exhibition Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange— learn how the United States’ collective passion for a symbol for freedom has inspired generations but also led to conflict, controversy, jail terms, and Supreme Court cases. Join us for this exploration of whether America’s banner sometimes preempts the liberties it represents. This program will be presented on Zoom. 

Ken Paulson is the founder and director of the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University. He is a current columnist for and former editor-in-chief of USA Today and the host of The Songwriters on PBS.

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