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American Library Association Intellectual Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 4

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.01 Author/Creator: American Library Association Place Written: s.l. Type: Newsletter Date: December 1957 Pagination: 10 p. ; 27.8 x 21.6 cm.

Summary of Content: One newsletter dated December 1957. Edited by Donald E. Strout from the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the American Library Association. Articles related to censorship and other racial insensitivities in media. Other articles include a ban lifted from Allen Ginsberg's "Howl and Other Poems," how the New York Public Library withdrew support from an aired program that promoted "modern man to rise above war in the interest of survival,"and a list of legislation related to the issue of censorship.

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: Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
Moses, Robert, 1888-1981
Strout, Donald E., 1909-1986

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil Rights MovementEducationCensorshipSegregationTelevisionReligionStates' Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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