Banned Books Week in C’Ville

I wrote here and here briefly about “Banned Books Week,” which ran from Monday the 26th until yesterday, 9/30. Charlottesville was not without events during this week, and the culmination was a drawing on our First Amendment Monument created by mural artist Sam Welty, whose art is often featured on the Monument. Here’s a look at his mural, which covers the portion of the wall engraved with the text of the First Amendment.

It literally lit up at night.

Alternate view.

Special thanks to the Thomas Jefferson Center for all of their hard work this week bringing attention to this very important issue! New director Josh Wheeler is off to a great start.


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Courtney grew up in Reading, PA, and has lived in New York City (where she earned a bachelor's degree at NYU), Prague, Philadelphia, and Charlottesville (where she received a J.D. from UVa Law). Courtney and her new husband will settle in Philadelphia following a six-week Euro-trip extravaganza in September of 2012. Courtney's interests include music, writing, criticism, fitness, travel, cooking, and sports. Please enjoy the blog. LinkedIn: Tumblr:


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