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Bonfire of Liberties: Censorship of the Humanities

September 5, 2016September 30, 2016

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition addresses the difficult topic of censorship. Censorship has been practiced for nearly as long as there have been materials to censor. The Bonfire of Liberties gives an overview of censorship in its various guises over time. Furthermore, it examines the struggle between those who want to censor difficult, controversial, and revolutionary material from sensitive viewers and those who want to protect the freedoms of all people to read, view, and think for themselves. Viewers may be surprised to learn just how many of their favorite books and plays have been censored at some point in history.

Funded project of Humanities Texas.  Humanities Texas is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Contact: Marion County Public LIbrary Phone: (304) 366-1210
Marion County Public LIbrary
321 Monroe Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
United States
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