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Non-Fiction

Books Unbanned: Protecting the Freedom to Learn presented by the African American Policy Forum (AAPF)

The surprising rise of censorship in this country is a mounting threat to our democracy. Books by people of color and about racial justice have been among the most often banned titles in the last few years. To commemorate the first day of Banned Book Week, AAPF’s “Books UnbannedTM” tour, in partnership with The New Republic’s “Banned in the USA” Bookmobile Tour of 2023, presents a conversation with authors including Black feminist legal scholar and AAPF Executive Director Kimberlé Crenshaw, professor and anti-racist activist Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, alongside journalist and cultural critic Michael Harriot. The authors will discuss increased censorship, the surprising reach of moral panics that have informed censorship and what we all must do to protect the values of learning and literacy. Moderated by professor and radio host, Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead.

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