War in Kanawha County: School Textbook Protest in West by Don Means

By Don Means

In 1974, the Board of schooling in Kanawha County West Virginia brought a collection of latest textbooks into the normal curriculum. those textbooks contained offensive language, in comparison Bible tales to famous myths and fables, and in addition, within the opinion of a few voters, lacked the elemental beliefs of correct and improper.

War in Kanawha County: tuition Textbook Protest in West Virginia in 1974, written through local–businessman-turned-activist Donald capability, information crucial incidents surrounding the protest of the debatable textbooks in Kanawha County. This was once now not a warfare fought by means of armies, yet through families—families adamant that their youngsters now not be subjected to such offensive fabrics.

The controversies surrounding this conflict pitted conservatives opposed to liberals in a manner the state had no longer skilled because the days of the Boston Tea get together. This clash stuck the curiosity of individuals around the kingdom, or even these in overseas international locations. notwithstanding the conflict has lengthy considering the fact that led to Kanawha County, the debatable curriculum keeps to reason clash around the state today.

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