OR ZUBALSKY

Invisible Library
2013
Online platform
http://invisiblelibrary.us/
collaboration with Huong Ngo

On September 16, 2013, the Randolph County Board of Education in Central North Carolina banned Ralph Ellison's book "The Invisible Man" after a student's mother complained about the adult content in the book. One board member supported her complaint, stating that he "didn't find any literary value" in Ellison's account of African-American alienation in the United States in the early 20th century. The ban remained for a mere nine days until it was lifted by the North Carolina School Board under much fire by the public. As a response to the ban, Ngo and Zubalsky created an online platform asking for participants to record and upload parts of the book as a collective act of solidarity with those who are still invisible in our society.