1954 : Michigan Rep Introduces Bill To Ban Mailing Rock and Roll Records

February 26, 2018 all-day

On February 26, 1954, Michigan Rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing “obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy” phonograph (rock & roll) records.

Much more noteworthy, Thompson was elected as a Republican from Michigan’s 9th congressional district to the 82nd Congress in 1950 and subsequently re-elected to the two succeeding Congresses serving from January 3, 1951 to January 3, 1957 in the U.S. House. She was the first woman to represent Michigan in Congress and the first woman to serve on the House Judiciary Committee.

Source : HistoryOrb.com and wikipedia