Ford Hall Forum: Promoting Free Speech since 1908

The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University, the nation's longest running free public lecture series, has championed free speech and democracy since its founding in 1908.  The forum has hosted some of the most notable figures in the arts, sciences, politics, and the humanities; making it a non-partisan space for the dissemination of ideas.  

This digital exhibit presents highlights from the Ford Hall Forum's research collection at the Moakley Archive and Institute.  Access the collection's finding aid here.

"The art of democracy is the art of thinking and discussing independently, together." -- Ford Hall Forum


Created by Irina Rogova, Simmons College, 2016; updated by Moakley Archives, 2018