Please join other thinkers for a peaceful demonstration on the Accomack County green to speak out against the recent decision of the Accomack County School Board to ban the classic literary works “Huckleberry Finn” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” even temporarily, due to a single complaint.
Please bring old books, magazines, newspapers, and other unwanted or undesirable reading material.
Everyone is encouraged to generally come together to socialize. Some hot chocolate and cups will be provided.
Local historian Dr. Kentoya Downing-Garcia will be our guest of honor and giving a brief lesson on the importance of these literary works, the message against racism that they convey, and why the uncomfortable feelings they create are so important.
A brief reading of both books will be organized and everyone is encouraged to bring their own copies of the banned books for a possible group reading.
This is a great way for all citizens of the County to come together to let the School Board know that we are not pleased with their actions and to express why the message against racism contained in them is very important. We aim to also express how utterly dismayed we are that the School Board has made national news over this and caused great embarrassment to our county and a mockery of our schools.
Invite anyone who you think might be interested in this event to attend. Incivility from anyone at this event will not be tolerated and those who may choose to incite the crowd will be asked to leave.