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How to Fight Censorship and Share Books During Banned Books Week

Written by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Banned Books Week, held the last week of September each year since 1982, is an opportunity for libraries and bookstores to draw attention to censorship with challenged books. In the 29 years since the

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Huck Finn Once Again Becomes “Slave” to Censorship

Source: My High School Journalism – By Michelle Robertson – Acalanes H.S. 219. That’s  the number of times the word “nigger” appears in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In 219 instances, this six-letter word is tucked into the novel’s pages,

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Feb 18, 1885: Twain Publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

On this day in 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous–and famously controversial–novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain (the pen name of Samuel Clemens) first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of his tremendously successful

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Censor the Constitution, Too

Source: The Patriot Post – By Paul Greenberg It’s not enough that the professoriate has decided it can improve on Mark Twain‘s “Huckleberry Finn,” which is not only a great American novel but a popular nominee for The Great American

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Censorship of a Classic Promotes Revisionist History

Source: The Smith College Sophian – By Katie Thorp Mark Twain‘s controversial novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, has once again become the subject of much debate. NewSouth Books recently announced that it will publishin a version of Twain’s work

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Craig Boehman vs. Mark Ethridge on Censorship

A debate with NewSouth Books author, Mark Ethridge Transcript Provided By Craig Boehman Craig Boehman February 14 at 7:27am Dear Mr. Ethridge, I am campaigning against the censoring of Mark Twain by NewSouth Books and Dr. Alan Gribben. Do you

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Feb 13, 1991: Long-lost Twain Manuscript Authenticated

↑ Grab this Headline Animator On this day, Sotheby’s announced the discovery of a long-lost manuscript of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. The manuscript was the first half of Twain’s original version, heavily corrected in his own handwriting, which had

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The Argument from Comfort Justifications for “Blanket” Censorship

By Craig Boehman – (Also Check out Craig’s blog The NeoConArtist.) “Am I surprised, then, that Dr. Gribben has edited a version of Huck Finn that replaces the n-word with slave? Not really. Nor can I muster much righteous indignation

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Recent Censorship Rewrites History, Music & Modern Art

Source: Pipe Dream – By Kathleen Rubino Censorship plays a crucial role in society; however, recently, censorship may seem to be going a bit too far. Classic novels are reworked to be more politically correct — songs by popular rock

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