Banned Books Week: African-American Classics Barred From Classrooms

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  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Jambo Means Hello: The Swahili Alphabet by Muriel Feelings
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Banned Books Week
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, written by activist Malcolm X and Alex Haley, was ridiculed and described as a “how-to-manual” for crime based on its anti-white rhetoric.

 (Photo: Courtesy of Grove Press)

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