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American Library Association Intellectual Freedom, Vol. 8, No. 3

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.02 Author/Creator: American Library Association Place Written: s.l. Type: Newsletter Date: September 1959 Pagination: 9 p. ; 27.8 x 21.6 cm.

Summary of Content: One newsletter dated September 1959. Edited by Donald E. Strout from the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the American Library Association. Mentions censorship and other racial insensitivities. Topics printed include an article regarding a librarian from Alabama, Emily Reed receiving criticism from Senator Eddins of the Segregationist Screening Committee for including Martin Luther King Jr.'s account "Stride Towards Freedom" in the library's collection; the various reasons behind the banning of "Lady Chatterly's Lover" due to ideas of self expression, obsenity, pornography and limiting it's publication.

Background Information: Intellectual Freedom Committee of the American Library Association (ALA) is a council concerned with rights of users and librarians regarding the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Lawrence, D. H., 1885-1930
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Martis, Leroy, fl. 1962

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil Rights MovementEducationCensorshipSegregationLiterature and Language ArtsStates' Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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