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Pennsylvania Adopts the First Statewide Censorship Law

By June 19, 1911

The first statewide film censorship law is signed into law in Pennsylvania establishing a state censorship board to review films. The bill is introduced by Representative J. Louis Breitinger and passes both houses unanimously. 

Memphis, Tennessee also begins censoring films that same year.

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