Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Texas

Here is some good news from Texas.
PEN American Center today named Jerilynn Adams Williams, a Texas librarian who successfully turned back an attempt to remove books from circulation at Montgomery County public libraries, as the recipient of this year's prestigious PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award. Ms. Williams will receive the $25,000 prize, along with a limited-edition artwork, at PEN's annual Gala on April 22, 2003 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.
All too often Texas is depicted as a place of backward, intolerant, fundamentalists. Here is someone who shatters that myth.

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