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Intellectual Freedom News

Salute to a librarian

11 September 1953


A local librarian in Aberdeen, Washington, told the American Legion that they could not decide what books would be allowed in her library. Some American Legions across the U.S. passed resolutions asking their members to look through libraries and recommend which books should be removed. The librarian acted in concordance with a recent decision by the American Library Association condemning widespread censorship as a threat to democracy.


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