Hearing: “Free Speech Under Attack: Book Bans and Academic Censorship”

Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (Committee on Oversight and Reform)

Thursday, April 7, 2022 (10:00 AM)

2154 RHOB
Washington, D.C.
The hearing will convene in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building and over Zoom, which has been approved by the House.

Witnesses

Panel one

Ms. Christina Ellis
Student, York County, Pennsylvania

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  • Testimony [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM
  • TNT [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM

Ms. Shreya Mehta
Student, Richland, Washington

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  • Testimony [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM
  • TNT [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM

Ms. Olivia Pituch
Student, York County, Pennsylvania

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  • Testimony [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM
  • TNT [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM

Panel two

Ms. Ruby Bridges
Author

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  • Testimony [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM
  • TNT [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM

Ms. Samantha Hull
Librarian, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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  • Testimony [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 04:04 PM
  • TNT [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 04:04 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 04:04 PM

Ms. Jessica Berg
Teacher, Loudoun County, Virginia

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  • Testimony [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM
  • TNT [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM

Ms. Mindy Freeman
Parent, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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  • Testimony [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM
  • TNT [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 02:05 PM

Support Documents

  • Notice [PDF] Added 03/31/2022 at 01:39 PM
  • Memo [PDF] Added 04/05/2022 at 09:05 AM
  • UC - Mace - College of Charleston Article [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • UC - Biggs - Cancel Culture Articles [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - Matthew Krause List [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - York PA Diversity Committee Summer Meeting Resource List [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - Indian River Moms for Liberty Challenged Book List Recommendations [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - NEA Statement on Book Ban Hearing [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - State of America's Libraries Special Report Pandemic [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - Llano County Librarian Loses Job After Not Removing Books [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - Colorado Librarian Alleges She Was Fired [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - No Left Turn Book Ban List [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - Book Banning in Texas Schools [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - Moms For Liberty and MLK [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - Ridgeland Mayor Demands LGBTQ+ Book Purge [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - IDRA Statement [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - PEN America Free Expression and Students’ First Amendment Rights [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - PEN America List of Books Banned [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - Martha Hickson Letter [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - PEN America Report [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - Student Statements [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - Suzette Baker Statement [PDF] Added 04/08/2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Support Document - First Focus on Children Testimony [PDF] Added 04/13/2022 at 10:34 AM

Hearing Record

  • Attendance [PDF] Added 04/07/2022 at 04:04 PM
  • Transcript [PDF] Added 05/31/2022 at 01:35 PM

First Published: March 31, 2022 at 01:37 PM
Last Updated: May 31, 2022 at 01:35 PM