City Club of Cleveland 100 year Anniversary Free Speech Series

To launch its 100th Anniversary, the City Club will hosted a one-day conference on free speech.

On Monday, October 10, 2011, at Cleveland’s newly renovated Allen Theater, nationally renowned speakers explored the central issues facing free speech on the internet, in politics, amidst the demands of national security, and in the music industry.

Panel 5: Free Speech in the Music Industry

Lauren Onkey (Moderator)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Vice President of Education and Public Programs
Rock and roll and hip hop have thrilled and outraged listeners since the early 1950s. The music has been attacked by parents, broadcasters, politicians, and religious leaders. This panel will explore some key historical moments—the emergence of rock and roll in the mid-1950s, the Parents Music Resource Center’s congressional hearings in 1986, and the ongoing battles over the impact of rap and heavy metal on young listeners.


Lauren Onkey

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