Banned Books Week Exhibit Now On Display!

Half-length view of Walt Whitman by Matthew BradyStop by the Areeda Hall entrance to check out the story of the New England Watch and Ward's efforts to ban Leaves of Grass and the impact censorship had on Whitman's success.


Walt Whitman: Banned in Boston was curated by James Fraser, Simmons College.
Image design by Bella Bennett.


Image credit: Walt Whitman, half length portrait, facing front, as an old man, dressed in formal attire with his hands tucked into his jacket photographed by Matthew Brady, ca. 1865-1867, National Archives, Identifier 525875