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American Library Association Intellectual Freedom, Vol. 10, No. 2

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.04 Author/Creator: American Library Association Place Written: s.l. Type: Newsletter Date: June 1961 Pagination: 8 p. ; 28.5 x 21.7 cm.

Summary of Content: One newsletter dated June 1961, edited by Everett T. Moore as part of the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the American Library Association. Mentions censorship and other racial insensitivities. Issues in this volume of the newsletter includes a "Study-In" which took place in Jackson, Mississippi, censorship of Plato's writing believing it promoted free love, adoption of "Policies and Procedures for Selection of School Library Materials," L. Frank Baum accused of communist sympathies among other topics.

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: Moore, Everett T., 1909-1988
Baum, L. Frank, 1856-1919

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil Rights MovementEducationCensorshipSegregationLibraryStates' Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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