Locals tackle thorny issue of censorship: Even classics such as 'Huck Finn' challenged over use of certain words
Grants Pass Daily Courier
Grants Pass, Oregon
Photograph of Pancho Savery reading to an audience at the library
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."
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.
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