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The Kanawha County Textbook Controversy

Compromise and More Frustration


The protests reached a climax at a November 8 meeting, which was held at the Charleston Civic Center to accommodate thousands of participants. In the end, however, fewer than 100 people attended the meeting due to concerns over potential violence. At this meeting, the board reinstated the books by a 3-2 vote; although, some of the more controversial books were placed only in school libraries and required a signed parent permission slip to be checked out.

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