Growing up, Harvey Silverglate always had a natural inclination toward free speech. As he says, "We really used to say on the streets of Brooklyn 'sticks and stones will break my bones but names can never harm me.'"
After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1967, Harvey followed his passion for free speech to college campuses, where, as a lawyer, he defended Vietnam war protesters. His experiences defending student expression on campus eventually led him to co-found the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), where he now serves as Chairman of the Board.
CORRECTION: At 3:10, Allen Ginsberg's name is spelled incorrectly.