Our inaugural class identified cases ranging from 1960-2017. They used archival resources, newspaper databases, television reports, interviews with local librarians, students, and parents, as well as secondary sources to contextualize their cases and help document the history of censorship efforts in the United States.

The Catcher in the Rye, Tulsa OK in 1960

The Song of Solomon, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, in 1997

Rainbow Boys, Webster, NY in 2006

To Kill a Mockingbird, Accomack County, VA in 2016

The Bluest Eye, Buncombe County, NC, in 2017