Proposed bill would ban Howard Zinn books from public schools in Arkansas

Arkansas State Legislature

Howard-zinn

A chilling proposed bill would ban all books written by historian Howard Zinn from public schools in Arkansas. The bill, HB 1834, doesn't attempt to disguise it's intent: it's a blatant censorship bill directly targeting a well respected historian who has been critical of the U.S. government. Here's the relevant text:

"TO PROHIBIT A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR 17 OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL  FROM INCLUDING IN ITS CURRICULUM OR 19 COURSE MATERIALS FOR A PROGRAM OF STUDY BOOKS OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL AUTHORED BY 21 OR CONCERNING HOWARD ZINN."

Banning books, especially history books, is a dangerous attack on freedom of speech and democracy. Sign the petition demanding that Arkansas legislators immediately drop this dangerous proposal.

Petition by
Evan Greer
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

To: Arkansas State Legislature
From: [Your Name]

​Banning books, especially history books, is a dangerous attack on freedom of speech and democracy. Immediately drop HB 1834 and oppose any legislation that would ban books from our schools.