Wilmington HotelsWilmington AdvertiseWilmington AttractionsWilmington BeachesWilmington Business DirectoryWilmingtonWilmingtonWilmington GolfWilmington JobsWilmington NewsWilmington DiningWilmington Weather
     

 

 

Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

NC school system lifts ban on “Invisible Man”

files/pictures/picture-16.jpg

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) – The Randolph County Board of Education has rescinded its ban on Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man,” returning it to local high school libraries.

The Courier-Tribune of Asheboro reports (http://bit.ly/18qbLUY) the board voted 6-1 Wednesday to reverse the ban it issued 10 days ago. The board voted 5-2 on Sept. 16 to pull the book from the library shelves.

The initial decision came in reaction to a complaint from the mother of a Randleman High School student who said the book was “too much for teenagers.” The mother specifically objected to the book’s language and sexual content.

“Invisible Man” is a first-person narrative by a black man who considers himself socially invisible. It was originally published in 1952.

___

Information from: The Courier-Tribune, http://www.courier-tribune.com

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

files/pictures/picture-16.jpg

More: continued here

Be Sociable, Share!
 

Archives

News provided by WWAY NewsChannel 3 and the StarNewsOnline

|Home| |Events| |Attractions| |Accommodations| |Restaurants| |Golf| |Beaches| |Jobs| |Getting Here| |Climate| |Directory| |News| |Advertise| |Contact Us|

 
 
  Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina