Furman University Tried to Confiscate Anti-Jessie Jackson Fliers, Say Students (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Some conservative students at Furman University claimed that a school administrator tried to take away fliers that they made to protest Rev. Jesse Jackson’s appearance at the college in October.

Furman administrators countered that an internal investigation proved the students' rights had not been violated, reports Campus Reform.

However, now a video (below) has surfaced that does appear to show a school administrator trying to take away fliers from a student outside the building where Rev. Jackson spoke.

The fliers reportedly looked like the legitimate programs that were given to people for the speech. However, inside the fliers were controversial statements Rev. Jackson has supposedly made.

According to The Daily Caller, the video shows Furman University Special Events Coordinator Gayle Wart trying to confiscate some fliers from an unidentified male student, who states, “I mean, this is my official right to free speech. I’m not giving them to you."

“Furman is satisfied that no one was prevented from expressing their opinions,” spokesman Vince Moore told Campus Reform. “To our knowledge no administrator confiscated materials from those distributing them."

“Student ushers at the inner door to the seating area, however, did inform attendees that they had not been given the official program outside the auditorium, and offered them an official one,” added Moore. “We know of cases where patrons returned the protest programs for an official one, and cases where they kept both.”

Sources: Campus Reform and The Daily Caller