Stifled Laughter by Claudia Johnson
One Woman's Story About Fighting Censorship

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A story of national interest chronicling one woman's struggle to restore literary classics to public classrooms of rural north Florida.

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Claudia Johnson was the first recipient of the PEN/Newmanfs Own First Amendment Award for her efforts against censorship. She is also a writer and screenwriter in resident at Florida State Universityfs Film School and shares two homes with her family in Live Oak and Tallahassee, Florida.
Published August 9, 1994 by Fulcrum Publishing. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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In 1986 school officials in Lake City, a town in north Florida, banned a state-approved high school textbook because it included Aristophanes's sexually frank Lysistrata and Chaucer's bawdy ``The Miller's Tale.'' Johnson, a playwright and graudate student, decided to fight back, and her lively st...

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