Banned and Challenged
Banned and Challenged Books
"...at one point, all books were banned to Black people on these shores."
"If this is the state of our education system, where, then, do we go for real learning—for what bell hooks called education as the practice of freedom? If our schools are under the control of the same government responsible for treating Black learning as a fugitive act; if the curriculum teaches us to praise Founding Fathers who owned our ancestors, beating and raping them at will; if the well-intentioned white teachers who come into our inner cities through Teach for America et al. know nothing of us; if our politicians can suddenly make laws banning not just books about our real history but also any books that make white students uncomfortable—if this is the state of our education system, where do we turn? We turn, more and more, to Black-owned bookstores."
From "Black-Owned Bookstores Safeguard Our History as Racists Try to Ban It" by St. Clair Detrick-Jules
“Marcus Books will stay the course”
-Cherysse Calhoun, co-owner of Marcus Books