Objecting to racially sensitive language in the book, a parent has challenged Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn place in the 11th grade English curriculum at Manchester High School in Manchester, CT. The book is currently under review by the Superintendent’s office.
Archives for December 2007
Ms. Lee Ann Dumbauld City Manager City of Lubbock P.O. Box 2000 Lubbock, TX 79401 LDumbauld@mail.ci.lubbock.tx.us Re: Lahib Jaddo December 21, 2007 Dear Ms. Dumbauld: I am writing on behalf of the National Coalition Against Censorship, an alliance of over 50 national non-profit organizations united in defense of free expression, regarding the recent banning of […]
Following a challenge by one student’s parents to How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez for sexual content, a review committee voted to keep the book in school libraries and classrooms.
City Manager Lee Ann Dumbauld has invited local artist Lahib Jaddo to exhibit her artwork at the Buddy Holly Center.
UPDATE: Lubbock City Officials Apologize to Artist and Invite her to Show Work The centuries-old tradition of representing a mother—be it an ancient goddess, the Virgin Mary, or a 17th century Dutch housewife—nursing a child apparently did not stop Lubbock City officials from banning a drawing of a (fully clothed) nursing mother together with a […]