"> Name: Book of poems challenged by Chelsea, Massachusetts Board of Education

Date:  1976 - 1984

Location:  North America



Artist: Student poets, librarian and a committee

Confronting Bodies: Chelsea, Massachusetts Board of Education

Date of Action: A Hunter High School student wrote the poem in 1973. The Board of Education removed the book from the school library in 1978.

Specific Location: Chelsea, Massachusetts

Description of Artwork: The anthology, "Male and Female Under Eighteen," included the poem "the City to a Young Girl."

Description of Incident: The Chelsea, Massachusetts Board of Education removed the book, "Male and Female Under Eighteen" from the school library.

Results of Incident: The librarian of the school and a committee objected to the removal of the book and it was later replaced in the library.

Source: Long Island Coalition Against Censorship, "Censorship in Schools and Libraries" exhibit

Submitted By: Danielle Biber

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