Skokie is a village in Chicago, Illinois which was also referred to as "The World's Largest Village." A suburban town that shared its border with Chicago itself, Skokie had formerly been a farming community. 40% of Skokie's population was Jewish but has recently become more diverse. is home to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Skokie is also home to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.
Skokie has a voice
Albert J. Smith, president of Skokie village, was in the forefront of the town's battles against the NSPA. Even though he didn't experience the tragedies caused by the Holocaust himself, he was willing to defend those who did at all costs. After Smith banned the NSPA from having their rally, Collin sued the city for violation of the First Amendment. The central conflict of the case was how to decide who gets the First Amendment rights. Smith was quoted saying "The only people who can’t get the First Amendment rights are those who can be proven to be responsible for 10 to 20 million murders. When you’re talking about Nazis, you’re talking about murder, genocide, hatred. ."