‘More Than Just Ourselves’: Willard Uphaus, Louis Wyman, and Civil Liberties in the McCarthy Era

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Event Details

A World Fellowship Sponsored Event

7pm, Monday, April 3, 2017

Loynd Auditorium, Kennett High School,

409 Eagles Way North Conway, NH 03860

Contact: Andy Davis, 447-2280

A panel discussion of the legal case that drew national attention to a conflict between the New Hampshire attorney general, (Wyman), and a White Mountains conference center director (Uphaus), which ended up being decided in the US Supreme Court and sending Uphaus to jail for a year. Participants will consider questions that are still with us today concerning the balance between individual rights, liberties and conscience and the needs of the broader society.

Facilitated by Michael Ferber, Professor of English and Humanities at UNH. Panelists: W. Jeffrey Bolster, Professor of History, UNH; Clare Chapman, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Council of Churches; Maria Sanders, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Plymouth State University.


For materials and background related to these events: http://worldfellowship.org/willarduphaus/


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