Special Awards

Ellery Schempp - "Champion of the First Amendment" Award – 2007


Ellery Schempp, whose complaint as a high school student led to the landmark Supreme Court decision barring devotional and bible reading from the public schools, is a scientist and a Life Member of the Foundation. He received a "Champion of the First Amendment" award from FFRF at its 30th annual convention in Madison, Wis., in Oct. 13, 2007. Ellery is the subject of a new book, Ellery's Protest by Stephen D. Solomon (University of Michigan Press).

For the acceptance speech, click here.

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