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Fierce Fighter For The First Amendment

Judith Krug, head of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, died last weekend, just before National Library Week. Last night on All Things Considered, Robert Doyle, Executive Director of the Illinois Library Association, described her this way:

"She was an articulate, irrepressible voice for the First Amendment, and certainly an unforgettable force within the library profession. And I would say that an entire generation of librarians committed to the First Amendment — what the library profession refers to as intellectual freedom — was really forged and shaped by Judith Krug."

Judith often said, "Censorship dies in the light of day." In her honor, we should all read a banned book this month.

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