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Record: School Prayer Case, The


School Prayer Case, The

Video Call Number: Location:
1015 Biddle Law Library

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Films for the Humanities & Sciences

Year: Running Time: Format:
2000 0:30 VHS


Engel vs. Vitale – 1963. It was a mere 22 words long and so bland that one commentator called it the "to whom it may concern" prayer, yet it caused a powerful storm of controversy upon its debut in the New York public school system. In this 1963 program, filmed shortly after the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling that abolished classroom prayer, Eric Sevareid provides a detailed analysis of the case.


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