[PW] Great Gatsby challenged at Baptist College, SC 1987

Donna Halper dlh at donnahalper.com
Sun Sep 18 13:56:38 PDT 2016


On 9/18/2016 4:01 PM, Kevin O'Kelly wrote:
> Hello:
>
> Would anyone with access to a database including regional newspapers from
> the 1980s check and see if they find anything about a challenge to The
> Great Gatsby as a reading assignment at Baptist College in Charleston, SC
> in 1987.

Well, someone believes it to have happened, because in an article about 
the annual "Banned Books Week," it shows up as "Challenged at the 
Baptist College in Charleston SC because of language and sexual 
references in the book."  Quoted by Anna Lee, reporter for the 
Greenville (SC) News, 3 October 2015, p.  A9.


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