Filling up pints from the Budweiser truck, from the 1979 Davidson College yearbook, Quips and Cranks
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When the Carolina Summer Reading Program assigned the book Approaching the Qur’án: The Early Revelations for the 2002-2003 school year, alumni, students, and the general public reacted strongly to the choice. It spurred a conversation about academic and religious freedom and even inspired a lawsuit from individuals worried about the University pushing Islam on its students. Many individuals from across the state and nation wrote to the University to express their opinion about the book’s selection.
[From the Summer Reading Program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, #40273, University Archives.]
To read more about controversial book choices, visit Wilson Library’s online exhibit, A Right to Speak and Hear: Academic Freedom and Free Expression at UNC.
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