The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

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Artist: Tom Wolfe

Year: 2012

Date of Action: September, 2012

Region: North America

Location: Emmaus, PA

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Literature

Confronting Bodies: School board

Description of Artwork: Wolfe's book recounts his exploits with Ken Kesey in the 1960's, including their LSD-fueled trips around the country.

The Incident: School board members asked for the removal of the book from the 9th grade summer reading list due to profanity and drug use.

Results of Incident: NCAC sent the Emmaus school board a letter urging them to keep the book on the student reading list; however, "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" was removed.

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