“One man’s vulgarity”: Art censorship on American campuses

This report tells of some of the controversies that FIRE has highlighted or intervened in over the nearly two decades we have spent fighting for freedom of speech on campuses. The artwork described here expresses a multitude of ideological viewpoints and depicts subjects ranging from critical illustrations of the Confederate flag to theater productions about Lenny Bruce to posters of beloved television characters. The one thing they all have in common is not the message they send, but the censorship their messages provoked.

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