Go Tell it on the Mountain
Artist: James Baldwin
Date of Action:
Region: North America
Description of Artwork: "So goes the opening paragraph in James Baldwin’s first novel Go Tell it on the Mountain, a book banned twice—once in New York, and once in Virginia—both cases claiming the book dangerously “rife with profanity and explicit sex,” “recurring themes of rape, masturbation, violence, and degrading treatment of women.”
The Incident: "Banned, Challenged as required reading in Hudson Falls, N.Y. schools (1994). Challenged as a ninth-grade summer reading option in Prince William County, Va. (1988) because the book was "rife with profanity and explicit sex."
Results of Incident: Not provided yet.
Entry by Ultraviolet Archive