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Kanawha County Textbook Controversy


Alice Moore was elected to the Kanawha County Board of Education as an opponent of sex education

Other events that happened on or around 1970

Sep 03, 1974

Textbook controversy led to a drop in attendance on the first day of school

Sep 06, 1974

The Kanawha Circuit Court issued an injunction prohibiting protesters from interfering with the operation of schools

Sep 12, 1974

Schools in Kanawha County were closed due to an escalation in violence


The Kanawha County School Board reached a tentative agreement on a set of policies regarding textbooks


Kanawha textbooks protest continued, fueled by the involvement of extremist groups such as the John Birch Society and the Ku Klux Klan

Other events that happened on or around 1975


Protesting finally ended over the Kanawha County textbook controversy

Other events that happened on or around 1977

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