Shakespeare Festival v. Shakespeare Books
Little Black Sambo
Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Shakespeare Books & Antiques
Photograph of the Banned Books display window for Shakespeare Books & Antiques
A display of banned books at Shakespeare Books & Antiques has brought a boycott from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival over racist titles.
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.
banned books, boycott, racism, censorship