Male and Female Under Eighteen (poetry)
Region: North America
Artists: Student poets, librarian and a committee
Confronting Bodies: Chelsea, Massachusetts Board of Education
Date of Action: A Hunter High School student wrote the poem in 1973. The Board of Education removed the book from the school library in 1978.
Location: Chelsea, Massachusetts
Description of Artwork: The anthology, Male and Female Under Eighteen, included the poem the City to a Young Girl.
The Incident: The Chelsea, Massachusetts Board of Education removed the book, Male and Female Under Eighteen from the school library.
Results of Incident: The librarian of the school and a committee objected to the removal of the book and it was later replaced in the library.
Source: Long Island Coalition Against Censorship, "Censorship in Schools and Libraries" exhibit