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Banned Books Week Speaker - Louise Robbins

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Program Type: Lecture

In honor of Banned Books Week, come learn about censorship and the role of libraries in defending our intellectual freedom.

Louise Robbins, Professor & Director Emerita of UW Madison's School of Library & Information Studies, will speak on the history of libraries & censorship, as well as contemporary challenges. She is an expert on the history of  librarianship during the Cold War & from the 1930s-1960s, especially intellectual freedom and censorship, as well as services to African-Americans. She is the author of the award-winning "The Dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown: Civil Rights, Censorship, and the American Library." See her full bio here.