Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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Date: 1997

Region: North America

Subject: Language

Medium: Textbook


Confronting Bodies: different entities including NAACP

Confronted Bodies: Dictionary Publishers

Dates of Action: Throughout the 1970s and the 1990s

Location: United States

Description of Artwork: A complete dictionary of the English language.

The Incident: The NAACP requested that the Merriam-Webster change the definition of the word, "nigger."

Results of Incident: Unknown

Source: Long Island Coalition Against Censorship, "Censorship in Schools and Libraries" exhibit, More Information Here