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The Dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown: Civil Rights, Censorship, and the American Library

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In 1950 Ruth W. Brown, librarian at the Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Public Library, was summarily dismissed from her job after thirty years of exemplary service, ostensibly because she had circulated subversive materials. In truth, however, Brown was fired because she had become active in promoting racial equality and had helped form a group affiliated with the Congress of Racial Equality. Louise S. Robbins tells the story of the political, social, economic, and cultural threads that became interwoven in a particular time and ...

The Dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown: Civil Rights, Censorship, and the American Library 2001, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806133140

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