Presentation on theme: "Intellectual Freedom Jami Short "Intellectual freedom can exist only where two essential conditions are met: first, that all individuals have the right."— Presentation transcript:
"Intellectual freedom can exist only where two essential conditions are met: first, that all individuals have the right to hold any belief on any subject and to convey their ideas in any form they deem appropriate, and second, that society makes an equal commitment to the right of unrestricted access to information and ideas regardless of the communication medium used, the content of work, and the viewpoints of both the author and the receiver of information.” Intellectual Freedom Manual, 7th edition
The removal of those materials What is Banned? What is Challenged?
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald Challenged at the Baptist College in Charleston, SC (1987) because of "language and sexual references in the book."
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck Banned from classroom use at the Scottsboro, Ala. Skyline High School (1983) due to "profanity." The Knoxville, Tenn. School Board chairman vowed to have "filthy books" removed from Knoxville's public schools (1984) and picked Steinbeck's novel as the first target due to "its vulgar language."