Tag: censorship

New series: U.S. vs. Comics

U.S. v. Comics within the image of a stamp

Check out the first episode of a new weekly webcomic on the 70th anniversary of the Senate comic book hearings – and what they teach us about censorship today!

Sad Sack the Socialist: When the
United States Army Burned Comic
Books

by Brian M. Puaca As popular anxieties regarding comic books intensified after World War II, the federal government decided to enter the fray in 1954 by holding Congressional hearings to investigate the link between the four-color publications and juvenile delinquency.…

CBLDF Comments on Maus Censorship

What does the removal of Art Spiegelman’s Maus from the eighth-grade public school curriculum in McMinn County, Tennessee, mean for the future of comic arts censorship? How should concerned members of the comics community respond? The following are excerpts from…

CBLDF at Emerald City Comic Con

ECCC logo, a caped hero zooms around the Seattle Space Needle all in blacks and greens

Emerald City Comic Con starts today, and CBLDF will be there! Located in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, Emerald City Comic Con runs from December 2 through December 5. Friday afternoon, from 3:45-4:45, Betsy Gomez (CBLDF coalition…

CBLDF’s Comics in Education Survey Relaunches Today!

Raised hands in all different colors, pink, yellow, blue, green, black with the title overhead CBLDF Comics in Education Survey.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce the second annual Comics in Education Survey! Educators have until July 31, 2021, to respond to the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBLDF2021. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a drawing for…

The History of Censorship in America

Stacker recently posted their list of milestone moments in American censorship history. The list contains forty entries and spans several hundred years from 1722–2020. The size of the list serves as a reminder that the fight for Free Speech is a…

CBLDF Victory for Caged Bird, Gatsby, & More

Wednesday, May 20, Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) School Board in Alaska voted 6 to 1 to rescind a prior decision that banned five titles from a proposed high school English elective curriculum and brought their school district national attention. CBLDF, in collaboration…

Fight Identity Censorship with CBLDF

With the increase in challenges and bans to diverse comics, books, programming, and displays it is becoming important to go beyond just choosing titles that reflect the community to now ensuring those choices are protected. CBLDF offers a huge selection…

CBLDF’s 2019 Annual Report Shows How Critical Your Help Is!

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2019 and through it all, thanks to the support of donors like you, CBLDF stood proudly at the front lines and fought to protect the voices of our community this year.…