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Dick Gregory at UTIntellectual Freedom at UT

In recent years the question of the University’s intellectual autonomy has become a major subject of conversation and controversy, on our campus and across the nation. Who, ultimately, has the final say on the content of a classroom and the intellectual and cultural life of the campus? Today’s controversies are only the latest chapters in a much longer story, and each generation of UT administrators, faculty and students have engaged in the defense of intellectual freedom.

The Intellectual Freedom Project chronicles the history of this struggle. Each page contains a summary of key events, as well as excerpts from recorded interviews with participants in the story.


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