Article Title

Board leader hits motives: M'Ewan resignation scored by woman

Authors

Wallace Turner

Newspaper

The Oregonian (Portland)

Date

5-29-1946

Challenged Material

The Grapes of Wrath; Strange Fruit

Reading Level

children, adult

Location

Jewell

Participants

Nehalem Valley High School; school board

Outcome

removed

Abstract

Mr. McEwan, the principal at Nehalem Valley Union High School, resigned due to the school board's demand that "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Strange Fruit" be removed from the library. The head of the school board, Mrs. Pearl Vincent, questioned his motives for resigning because he did not quit immediately after the ban took place. The American Civil Liberties Union backed the principal but would not take legal action because he was not fired.

Keywords

Nehalem Valley Union High School, school board, banned books, Colin McEwen, book removal, resignation, "The Grapes of Wrath, " "Strange Fruit"

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