Article Title

Locals tackle thorny issue of censorship: Even classics such as 'Huck Finn' challenged over use of certain words

Authors

Edith Decker

Newspaper

Grants Pass Daily Courier

Date

11-10-2013

Location

Grants Pass, Oregon

Photo Description

Photograph of Pancho Savery reading to an audience at the library

Photo Caption

Reed College professor Pancho Savery reads from "The Turner Diaries," a controversial book about bomb making, during "To Cut or Not to Cut: Censorship in Literature."

Abstract

Savery led a discussion about the complex issue of censorship and used "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Turner Diaries," a novel about the bombing of FBI headquarters, to illustrate his points. The event was sponsored by the Josephine County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project.

Keywords

censorship, community event, racism, challenges, sanitizing literature, racial slurs, violence

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