A cornerstone of democracy, the First Amendment protects our freedoms of expression, petition, press and religion.

It affects (and makes possible) all aspects of our lives, yet is consistently being threatened by the same democratic body that established it. The 1st Amendment Society aims to raise the public consciousness of these rights by advocating on behalf of and organizing events that promote the arts, journalism and civil liberties.


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Freedom Reads! at Flying Dog Brewery

This summer, the 1st Amendment Society and Frederick County Public Library are hosting a series of talks on banned books in the tasting room. The “Freedom Reads” series will feature: Garrett …