Seven organizations dedicated to upholding the right of freedom of expression today declared their strong objection to the cancellation by high school principals of three free concerts by acclaimed folk-rock artists, the Indigo Girls. The organizations also praised the many students who are protesting their schools' censorship. A concert at Irmo High School in Columbia, South […]
Archives for May 1998
NCAC Censorship News Issue #69: This article by Dave Marsh, author of 50 Ways to Fight Censorship, is excerpted from the January 27 issue of the New York Daily News. It’s hard to say what’s most ludicrous about the push…for a rock-concert ratings system. But since we have to start dismantling the false premises of […]
A controversy is raging over a Boston Magazine headline for an article about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates that read, "Head Negro in Charge." The phrase, which according to magazine sources is sometimes used among blacks themselves, was deemed racist by many in the context of a magazine whose readers are primarily white (by Miles Unger, managing editor, Art New England, reprinted from June/July 1998 issue).
The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) is an alliance of 48 national, non-commercial organizations, including religious, educational, professional, artistic, labor, and civil liberties groups. United by a conviction that freedom of thought, inquiry and expression must be defended, they work to educate their members and the public about the dangers of censorship and how to […]