(Journalists John Quinn and John Seigenthaler chatting at the First Amendment Center in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2010.)
Some good pieces on the large life of John Seigenthaler:
- New York Times: John Seigenthaler, Editor and Aide to Politicians, Dies at 86
- Ken Paulson (in USA Today): Seigenthaler a champion of First Amendment
- The Tennessean: John Seigenthaler, longtime Tennessean editor, dies at 86
- NPR: Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86
- Poynter: John Seigenthaler was a leader of free speech, civil rights and journalism
- Nashville Scene: Remembering the late John Seigenthaler, the man who embodied the power of the press
I only ask however you can, whenever you can, please stand up for what Ben Franklin called a precious gift, worth preserving and protecting.
-- John Seigenthaler
Few will have the greatness to bend history, but each of us can work to change small events, and those acts can write the history of our generation.
-- Robert F. Kennedy