NCAC has developed resources for educators, activists and citizens to challenge censorship and promote free expression. Here are a select few of the many we have produced:
NCAC’s guide to fighting book censorship, the Book Censorship Action Kit is made for students, educators, and parents everywhere. Get tips on responding to book censorship, learn the typical objections to books, and the usual procedure for challenging book bans.
How does the First Amendment protect the rights of students and teachers? This guide provides background on the legal and practical questions surrounding school censorship controversies.
Know your rights! User-friendly database for artists, teachers, students, reporters and more. Research art law topics, brush up on important cases and demystify legal terms.
NCAC’s biannual print newsletter covers freedom of expression issues, current school censorship controversies, threats to the free flow of information, obscenity laws and much more. You can browse the archives–all the way back to NCAC’s founding–or you can read individual articles from past issues.
Some of the most artistically rich theater has been disturbing, subversive, transformative–and often a target of censorship. Challenges to drama productions come from parents, community members, or school officials. This toolkit is designed to provide students the resources to fight for free expression and artistic freedom.
NCAC has been joined by a number of large national arts organizations in drafting a set of recommendations for managing controversy at museums and other arts institutions. Read the best practices and background issues online.
A backgrounder on Network Neutrality, NCAC’s position on it, those who seek to attack the concept and why these attacks are an affront to free speech.
There are also some helpful timelines that chart the history of efforts to suppress speech on a variety of topics:
- Selective Timeline of the Internet and Censorship
- Timeline of Legislation Aiming to Protect Youth Online
- Timeline of Video Game Controversies
- Timeline of Art and Culture Censorship
- Interactive Timeline of Music Censorship in America
- Timeline of Film Censorship
- Timeline of Abstinence-Only Education in U.S. Classrooms
- Timeline of Student Protests During the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance