Article Title

Mark Twain book dropped by educators

Authors

Newspaper

The Oregon Statesman (Salem)

Date

9-12-1957

Challenged Material

The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Reading Level

young adult

Location

U.S.

Participants

Board of Education (no other specifics given)

Outcome

It was dropped from a list of approved textbooks by the Board of Education.

Abstract

The Board of Education announced it would drop "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" from its approved textbook list. One publisher was told that this move was made because of racial slurs in the book. A spokesperson stated that it was dropped from the list because it was not a textbook.

Keywords

Mark Twain, Board of Education, racial slurs, cultural, racism

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