When a parent demanded that Poetry in Black America be removed from school libraries in Okaloosa County, Fla. for "inciting violence," the Florida Coalition Against Censorship arranged for challenged poet Nikki Giovanni to speak with school officials. The board retained the book.
Archives for August 1996
Two obscenity convictions of comic ‘zine creator Mike Diana were upheld by Florida Circuit Court Judge Douglas Baird, as he dismissed a third conviction for advertising obscene matter. Baird’s ruling declared that Diana’s homemade comic books, Boiled Angel 7 and Boiled Angel Ate, were designed to appeal to prurient sexual interests.