Challenged, banned, or censored. What exactly does the First Amendment protect? What rights do citizens have to protect themselves from unorthodox teachings? Join experts in the field for a discussion of censorship in schools and public libraries Sunday, February 4 at 2:00 p.m. at Lawson McGhee Library.
We are pleased to partner with Clarence Brown Theatre on their upcoming Tennessee premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones. Alabama Story tells of a gentle children's book that stirs the passions of a segregationist senator and a no-nonsense state librarian in 1959 Montgomery, just as the Civil Rights Movement is flowering. Inspired by true events, Alabama Story puts politicians, star-crossed childhood friends, and one feisty author in a struggle for the soul of the Deep South.
- Sarah Searles, Knox County Schools
- Cindy Welch, Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Nelda Hill, Assistant Director, Knox County Public Library
- Kenneth Jones, Alabama Story playwright
Funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.