Understanding Censorship & Protecting Your Freedom to Read and Access Information
Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution
CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF; OR ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, OR OF THE PRESS; OR THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE PEACEABLY TO ASSEMBLE, AND TO PETITION THE GOVERNMENT FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES. (Ratified December 15, 1791)
Learn more about censorship;
visit the American Library Association website:
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/censorshipfirstamendmentissues -- ALA has long championed the freedom of the press and the freedom to read. ALA's Banned Books Week helps raise public awareness of the ongoing threats to intellectual freedom. Collected here is information from ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom about the first amendment, censorship, academic freedom, and freedom of information. Visit ALA's Censorship & First Amendment Issues webpage to learn more about censorship and ways to protect your First Amendment rights.