Scappoose High School censorship raises ire
The Oregonian (Portland)
Mural depicting a soldier, devil, and angel by Jeff T. Jones
Scappoose High School; students; Don A. Blackburn;school administrators
Jeff T. Jones displays a sketch of the mural he started to paint in a high school classroom before the project was banned.
School administrators decided a mural on a classroom wall, created by a student, which depicts the struggle between good and evil in the Vietnam War, must be painted over. Administrators were concerned about the religious connotations of the work. The article highlights other censorship taking place at the school, including removal of sexual images and offensive materials from magazines by the school librarian, and statewide.
People for the American Way, Librarian Maxine D. Tilley, Mary E. Kangas, Superintendent Edwin H. Danielson, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU