“The same sensibilities that informed those people to make it a criminal act for black people to read are the ancestors of the same people who are making it a criminal act for there own children to read. There is some hysteria associated with the idea of reading that is all out of proportion, to what is in fact happening when one reads.”  -Toni Morrison

Taken from the 1982 event “An Evening of Forbidden Books,” this clip displays the artist and activist unwilling to compromise when censors—in whatever form—threaten to deny the creative spirit access to literature and literacy.