The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Artist: Tom Wolfe
Date of Action: September, 2012
Region: North America
Location: Emmaus, PA
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
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.