A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 01, 2013
Freadom (freedom + read)

"Freadom” (freedom + read) is a word that has been printed on many gift items, such as posters, T-shirts and bumper stickers. The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) holds an annual “Banned Books Week” to bring attention to the fact that some reading has been censored. The “freadom” slogan has been associated with Banned Books Week since 2003.

A similarly formed word is “fweedom” (freedom + weed).


Wikipedia: American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
Founded in 1990 by the American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and promote free speech in the USA. ABFFE advises individuals who oppose book challenges and bans on both a national level and in local communities across the country. ABFFE provides resources and education on the importance of free expression to booksellers, politicians, the press and the public, including a Free Speech Training Guide and Film as well as model statements and talking points for booksellers on controversial issues.
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Each year ABFFE sponsors Banned Books Week, the only national celebration of the right to read, in conjunction with the American Booksellers Association, the Association of American Publishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the National Association of College Stores, and the American Library Association.

19 September 2004, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY), “Banned Books Week” by Paula Burba, Arts, pg. F1:
“Freadom” is a slogan of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, a co-sponsor with the ALA of Banned Books Week.

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RT @freadom Ideas on how to celebrate #bannedbooksweek - http://tinyurl.com/c8xand
10:13 AM - 5 Mar 09

Rachel Brooks
September 21, 2013
BANNED BOOKS WEEK: FREEDOM + FREADOM
To celebrate the freedom to read, I’m participating in the Banned Books Week Giveaway hop. There are so many books that have been banned or challenged! I was amazed at how long the lists were, and if you’re interested, you can check out The American Library Association for more info.

(Trademark)
Word Mark FREADOM
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: stickers and bumper stickers. FIRST USE: 20030531. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20030531
(ABANDONED) IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: t-shirts. FIRST USE: 20030804. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20030804
(ABANDONED) IC 026. US 037 039 040 042 050. G & S: ornamental novelty buttons. FIRST USE: 20030531. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20030531
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 26.11.02 - Plain single line rectangles; Rectangles (single line)
Serial Number 76541213
Filing Date August 20, 2003
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) American Booksellers Foundation For Free Expression, Inc. NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION NEW YORK 139 Fulton Street New York NEW YORK 10038
Attorney of Record Michael A. Bamberger
Description of Mark In the drawing, the background is blue; the letters “F” “O” “M” are white; and the letters “R” “E” “A” “D” are red. Color is not a feature of the mark.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date June 13, 2006

(Trademark)
Word Mark FREADOM
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Educational services, namely, development and dissemination of educational materials of others in the fields of literacy and crime prevention to persons who are incarcerated, persons who have been incarcerated, persons likely to be at risk for incarceration and those counseling such persons. FIRST USE: 20110911. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20110911
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85049244
Filing Date May 27, 2010
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition September 13, 2011
Registration Number 4168441
Registration Date July 3, 2012
Owner (REGISTRANT) Maria Zielinski Hayley INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 2022 North Newland Avenue Chicago ILLINOIS 60707
Attorney of Record Thomas D Rosenwein
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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