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“Books on Trial: Witch Hunt in the Heartland and a Nation’s Response”

At the 2006 Henderson lecture:

The lecture focuses on a 1940 raid of an Oklahoma City bookstore by police officers, who confiscated more than 7,000 books and arrested 16 people. Oklahoma officials then put the books on trial, and prosecuted and sentenced four of those arrested to ten years in prison and fines of $5,000.

The Wiegands will present the previously untold story of the trials, the public book burning and the appeals process that was ultimately used to reverse the decisions


1 Comment

  1. I was thrilled to see this listing. It is important that we know our history, especially in a in a democracy.

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