Hills like White Elephants
Artist: Ernest Hemingway
Date of Action: August 2021
Region: North America
Location: Katy, Texas
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Public Art
Confronting Bodies: Parents
Description of Artwork: "Hills Like White Elephants" is a short story by Ernest Hemingway. It was first published in the 1927 collection Men Without Women. The story characterizes Hemingway's famous "Iceberg Theory of Literature".
The Incident: Due to an indirect allusion to an abortion, parents in the Katy, Texas school system lobbied from the removal of Hemingway's classic story from their AP English curriculum.
Results of Incident: "Hills like White Elephants" was removed from the Katy school system AP English curriculum.