No free speech for students on Martin Luther King Day in the USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

Morristown pastor calls for free speech in Morris schools

19 January 2015

Pastor Sidney Williams Jr. of Bethel AME Church in Morristown tells an MLK Day audience that Morris schools have been insensitive to concerns of minority students.

From the Morristown Patch in New Jersey, USA:

Morris Students Censored on Ferguson Issue, Morristown Pastor Says

Clergy told crowd at Martin Luther King Day ceremony students ‘trembled,’ report says.

By Jason Koestenblatt (Patch Staff)

January 20, 2015 at 10:54am

At an event designed to highlight the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one Morristown pastor claimed students in several Morris County school districts were unable to speak about the issues in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York from 2014.

According to, Pastor Sidney Williams of Bethel AME Church in Morristown, told a group of guests at the Morristown Interfaith Breakfast Monday morning students from Parsippany, Randolph, and Morris school districts were not allowed to discuss the shooting death of Michael Brown and choking death of Eric Garner, both at the hands of police officers, with teacher[s] or while in school.

“They were told what to think and how to respond, and they trembled, and they cried, and they are afraid,” Williams said during his speech at the event, which can be seen in the video [above].

Williams led the group in prayer at the 30th annual event, the report said.

Morris School District board of education president Leonard Posey told the publication that was the first he had heard of the allegation.

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