Challenged and Banned Books By and About African Americans

At no time in American history has our personal liberty been safe from challenges by those who would seek to control our thoughts and actions by controlling what we read. This slideshow presents books by and about African Americans which have been challenged or banned since their publication. 

For more information about these and other challenged or banned books, see Robert P. Doyle's Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read (Chicago: American Library Associatio, 2010).

Challenged and Banned Books