TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A group of Indiana State University students spent the day reading forbidden lines as part of Banned Books Week across the country.
ISU students went through some of the books most banned across the country over the history of the United States.
Students in this class took the day a step further reading out loud some of the passages said to be explicit.
The students' professor says the event is an opportunity to be thankful for the first amendment.
“The week is dedicated to encouraging Americans to realize what it means to have freedom of speech, freedom of the press, to celebrate the freedom by reading books in our history we've found challenging,” said Darlene Hantzis, Indiana State University.
Other local libraries are celebrating banned books this week as well.
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