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In 1929: The so-called "Massachusetts Library Club bill" was introduced by Representative Henry Shattuck in an attempt to amend the state's extreme obscenity law. The bill was unsuccessful2, as was the appeal for Delacy and Sullivan, convicted for selling a copy of Lady Chatterly's Lover.3
TODAY: The American Library Association promotes free access to literature every September during Banned Books Week. In 2014, 311 challenges were recorded by the Office of Intellectual Freedom.4
What else happened in 1929?
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