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

The Dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown: Civil Rights, Censorship, and the American Library by Louise S. Robbins 0806133147 9780806133140
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In 1950 Ruth W. Brown, librarian at the Bartlesville Public Library, was 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 was active in a group affiliated with the Congress of Racial Equality.<P>This episode in a small Oklahoma town almost a half-century ago is more than a disturbing local event. It exemplifies the strange period of the Cold War known as the McCarthy era, foregrounding those who labored for racial justice, sometimes at great cost, before the Civil Rights movement.

Author: Louise S. Robbins

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 254

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Publication Date: 2001-01-15


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