Posts Tagged ‘ civil rights ’

Influential Comic Book Artist Mystery Solved

April 18, 2018
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Influential Comic Book Artist Mystery Solved

Last weekend, artist and comics journalist James Romberger discovered Sy Barry was the identity of the artist behind Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story, a civil rights comic that not only changed the medium, but the history of the United States. The books wide distribution through churches and schools created a means to disseminate information…

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Censorship By the Numbers: Beyond Books

April 11, 2018
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Censorship By the Numbers: Beyond Books

This week American Library Association‘s Office for Intellectual Freedom released its 2017 Most Challenged Books list, comprised of challenges reported to them as well as those discovered by local and national news coverage. However, of the 354 challenges in 2017, only 67% were actually about specific books. The rest of the challenges were to games,…

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The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

February 7, 2018
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The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein has teamed up with John Lind (Creative Director, Kitchen Sink Books, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics) to co-curate The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece, an exhibit on display at the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, February 28 – June 30, 2018. The Art of MARCH: A…

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Teaching Dr. King’s Legacy with Award Winning Comics

January 15, 2018
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Teaching Dr. King’s Legacy with Award Winning Comics

As we recognize Martin Luther King, Jr., and celebrate his legacy today, one way we can explore his contributions to civil rights is by reading comics. Whether you’re a comics fan looking for a way to learn more about Dr. King or a teacher looking for books to use in your classroom, there are graphic novels that…

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Rep. Clay Files Lawsuit Over Removal of Student Art Contest Painting

February 24, 2017
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Rep. Clay Files Lawsuit Over Removal of Student Art Contest Painting

Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to protect the First Amendment rights of his constituent David Pulphus, whose painting on the theme of police violence was repeatedly removed from the wall of a U.S. Capitol complex office building by other members of Congress last month. The painting had hung undisturbed…

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Parent Group Demands Changes or Cancellation for Illinois High School’s Civil Rights Seminar Day

February 17, 2017
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Parent Group Demands Changes or Cancellation for Illinois High School’s Civil Rights Seminar Day

Some parents in the northern suburbs of Chicago are complaining that an innovative all-day seminar on civil rights at New Trier High School will be “biased, unbalanced, [and] divisive.” Award-winning authors Andrew Aydin and Colson Whitehead are scheduled to speak at the seminar on February 28, but a parent pressure group wants the event cancelled…

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Celebrate MLK and the Civil Rights Movement with Comics

January 16, 2017
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Celebrate MLK and the Civil Rights Movement with Comics

As we recognize Martin Luther King, Jr., and celebrate his legacy today, one way we can explore his contributions to civil rights is by reading comics. Whether you’re a comics fan looking for a way to learn more about Dr. King or a teacher looking for books to use in your classroom, there are graphic novels that…

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CBLDF Joins Protest Against Proposed Curriculum Review in Colorado

October 1, 2014
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CBLDF Joins Protest Against Proposed Curriculum Review in Colorado

By now most readers have probably heard about the proposed curriculum review committee in the Jefferson County, Colorado, school district. Over concerns that such a committee will censor educational content, CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to protest the move. Starting with Advanced Placement U.S. History, the committee would…

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