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The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today

This Peabody Award-winning documentary tells the compelling personal story of Vashti McCollum and how her efforts to protect her ten year-old son led to one of the most important and landmark First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history — the case that established the separation of church and state in public schools. The case is little-known by the contemporary American public, yet the McCollum decision continues to have important ramifications for current conflicts over the role of religion in public institutions.

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  • See how separation of church and state in public schools became part of American law.

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