Article Title

Shakespeare Festival v. Shakespeare Books

Authors

John Darling

Newspaper

Ashland Tidings

Date

8-4-2016

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 at Shakespeare Books & Antiques has brought a boycott from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival over racist titles.

Abstract

Ashland bookstore, Shakespeare Books & Antiques, is being boycotted by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival because of a racially offensive book in a Banned Books window display. Quotes from local community leaders expressed support for the display and its anti-censorship message, while an OSF member commented that such books and images perpetuate racism and insensitivity.

Keywords

banned books, boycott, racism, censorship

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