Thursday, April 16, 2009

Judith Krug 1940 - 2009

Judith Krug, super librarian, fearless champion of the First Amendment and fighter for the public's right to have access to controversial material, died yesterday.   As an artist who occasionally makes things that some people find offensive and controversial, I owe her a big debt of gratitude.  But for her, everything from Huckleberry Finn to Catcher In the Rye to Mein Kampf to The Communist Manifesto would be absent from most library shelves in the USA.

Thank you Ms. Krug.

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