Author: Don't Remove N-Word From Huck Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1884 (PD-US)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1884 (PD-US)

While a push to remove the n-word from Mark Twain's classic American novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn obviously creates a heated debate, at least one African American author strongly disagrees with the idea.

In addition to his work as a writer, Dr. Robert Greer is a professor of pathology, medicine, surgery, and dentistry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Greer will be in Sheridan Saturday, and during an interview on Public Pulse Tuesday, he shared his thoughts on the debate.

Supporters of the change would have new copies of the book published instead with the word "slave". Greer says that taking the word out is comparable to erasing all the "bad history" from the history books...

Greer calls Huckleberry Finn "the greatest American novel".

Greer will be in Sheridan from 1 to 3 pm this Saturday at Sheridan Stationary Books and Gallery to sign copies of his most recent book "Astride a Pink Horse".

Information in this story came from an interview on Sheridan Media's Public Pulse program, and can be heard in its entirety here.

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