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Tour teaches student rights, features Mary Beth Tinker

 Mary Beth Tinker addresses students during her Tinker Tour stop in Amarillo, Texas, on April 9.

By Allison Koontz, Canyon HS, Canyon, Texas

April 18, 2014

A black strip of fabric and a pink slip of paper led a shy 13-year-old girl from Des Moines, Iowa to the Supreme Court after being suspended for wearing prohibited armbands to school. Almost 50 years later, Mary Beth Tinker, the once-shy girl, spoke in front of more than 750 students on a stop Wednesday,...

Mary Beth Tinker takes her rights on a tour

Mary Beth Tinker speaks to students at the National High School Journalism Convention in Boston. She and attorney Mike Hiestand have driven a motorhome around the country to bring attention to civil rights of students in schools.

By Cara Brashears, Blue Valley Northwest HS, Overland Park, Kan.

November 20, 2013

Read the story's parts: The Background: Speaking out at 13 years old The Motivation and impact Taking it to the road Reaching the Midwest Learn more about the Tinker Tour. The Tinker Tour is a project of the Student Press Law Center....