To Kill a Mockingbird

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Artist: Harper Lee

Year: 1966-2017

Date of Action:

Region: North America


Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Literature

Confronting Bodies:

Description of Artwork: "The public school district in Biloxi, Miss., did not specify which words, exactly, in “To Kill a Mockingbird” are so objectionable that the book was yanked from an eighth-grade reading list last week, 57 years after it published. That is: the n-word, which this newspaper also censors — and which Harper Lee pointedly did not when she wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racism in the United States."

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Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/10/15/the-ironic-enduring-legacy-of-banning-to-kill-a-mockingbird-for-racist-language/?utm_term=.decfda1aa751


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