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Of Monuments and Power: Public Art Debates Are More Than Just Free Speech Vs. Censorship

By |2019-05-03T14:22:14-04:00December 18th, 2018|Censorship News Articles|

This article originally appeared in Censorship News Issue 128 The fall of socialism came unexpectedly for all of us who grew up in what appeared as a regime built to last forever, its permanence embodied in the weight of Stalinist architecture and the monumental roughly-hewn statues of communist leaders. The removal of those statues and of the giant red star shining [...]

In Censoring Art Gainesville State College President Violates Academic Freedom

By |2019-03-15T17:03:22-04:00February 17th, 2011|Blog|

Stanley Bermudez' Heritage? (above) had been displayed for just over two weeks at the Gainesville State College Gallery before Martha Nesbitt, the President of GSC, ordered its removal. The painting, which layers images of a Klansman and a lynching upon a Confederate battle flag, drew protests spurred by a post on Southern Heritage Alerts. The Heritage Preservation Association, which has [...]