Huckleberry Finn

NewSouth Books Releases Alternative Version of Huckleberry Finn

By |2019-03-15T18:15:48-04:00January 4th, 2011|Blog|

In January of 2011 NewSouth Books in Montgomery, Alabama decided to release a version of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn replacing the word “nigger” with “slave” 219 times. The idea to replace the word came from Alan Gribben, a professor of English at Auburn University at Montgomery, who approached the publisher in July 2010. The decision sparked a debate among educators [...]