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Freedom To Read: Fighting Book Banning And Censorship In Our Libraries (The Mark Twain House and Museum)

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September 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Upon its publication in 1885, Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was immediately banned from some public libraries. Over a century later, libraries in the United States still find themselves wrestling with book banning campaigns and other means of suppressing intellectual freedom. Current efforts to limit or remove access to books that address racism and LGBTQ+ themes are gaining traction throughout the country, many times with the support of elected officials. School and public libraries serve on the frontline of these cultural interactions. How can libraries fight censorship? What is the American Library Association and other nonprofits’ role in supporting their efforts?  And how can your community ensure that everyone has the freedom to read?


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