Article Title

Should racially offensive books remain on display?

Authors

John Darling

Newspaper

Ashland Tidings

Date

8-5-2016

Challenged Material

Little Black Sambo

Location

Ashland, Oregon

Participants

Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Shakespeare Books & Antiques

Photo Description

Photograph of the Banned Books display window for Shakespeare Books & Antiques

Photo Caption

A display of banned books, including racist titles, at Shakespeare Books & Antiques led the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to stop doing business with the store.

Abstract

Ashland bookstore, Shakespeare Books & Antiques, is being boycotted by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival because of an offensive book in a Banned Books window display. The author asked for opinions on the situation from residents and tourists on the street. Some respondents emphasized the need to understand reasons for banning books and to avoid whitewashing history.

Keywords

banned books, boycott, racism, censorship

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