Anthony Lewis was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who covered the
Supreme Court for the New York Times and authored several First Amendment
John Seigenthaler was the longtime editor of The Tennessean in Nashville,
known for championing civil rights. He founded the First Amendment Center
at Vanderbilt University in 1991 and became a national leader in promoting
First Amendment values.
Joseph Pulitzer came to the United States in 1847 as a restless Jewish immigrant from Hungary. He knew little English. Despite poor health and weak eyesight, he had contracted with a bounty hunter in Germany to be paid to fight for the North in the Civil War as a substitute for a draftee – something