November 21, 2017

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NC School Board Reverses Ban on Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’

The Randolph County (NC) Board of Education has voted to restore Ralph Ellison’s classic novel Invisible Man to school library shelves by a vote of 6 to 1, reversing its earlier ban of the book. Last week’s ban received international attention from literary advocates.

NC School Board to Reconsider Ban on Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’

The Randolph County (NC) Board of Education is reconsidering its recent ban of Ralph Ellison’s classic novel Invisible Man in its school libraries, the local Courier-Tribune reports. The board voted 5-2 last week to remove the book from shelves, but it has agreed to hold a special meeting on Wednesday to reconsider the book’s status.

Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’ Banned in Randolph County (NC) High Schools

High school students in Randolph County Schools in North Carolina may no longer access Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man (Random House, 1952) in their school libraries following a vote on Monday by the board of education to remove it from shelves.