Article Title

Scappoose High School censorship raises ire

Authors

Bill Graves

Newspaper

The Oregonian (Portland)

Date

6-4-1994

Challenged Material

Mural depicting a soldier, devil, and angel by Jeff T. Jones

Location

Scappoose

Participants

Scappoose High School; students; Don A. Blackburn;school administrators

Outcome

material removed

Photo Caption

Jeff T. Jones displays a sketch of the mural he started to paint in a high school classroom before the project was banned.

Abstract

School administrators decided a mural on a classroom wall, created by a student, which depicts the struggle between good and evil in the Vietnam War, must be painted over. Administrators were concerned about the religious connotations of the work. The article highlights other censorship taking place at the school, including removal of sexual images and offensive materials from magazines by the school librarian, and statewide.

Keywords

People for the American Way, Librarian Maxine D. Tilley, Mary E. Kangas, Superintendent Edwin H. Danielson, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU

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