OSF and bookstore at odds over banned books display
Mail Tribune (Medford)
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Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Shakespeare Books & Antiques
Judi Honore shows the cover of a book from her display
Shakespeare Books & Antiques store owner Judi Honore shows "The Rabbits' Wedding," which was banned in Alabama because of objections to the idea of a black rabbit marrying a white rabbit.
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.
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