Learn about Atlanta’s Great Speckled Bird Newspaper at “Hidden Midtown: Radical Roots”

Learn about Atlanta’s Great Speckled Bird Newspaper at “Hidden Midtown: Radical Roots”

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time: 6:30pm 

Location: Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30309

Tickets: Available here for $15 ($10 for Midtown Alliance members)

In 1968, politically minded Atlantans launched an underground newspaper, the Great Speckled Bird. Taking on political issues such as antiwar protests, the women’s movement, civil rights struggles, and gay liberation, the paper grew quickly from a biweekly paper to the largest paid weekly newspaper in Georgia. During the paper’s eight-year run, its stellar young journalists also reviewed cutting-edge cultural arts and created some of the best photographs and graphic art to be found. Join us at Atlanta History Center – Midtown to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of one of the most influential independent newspapers in the country. Meet the original journalists, view a pop-up exhibit documenting the paper’s history, and go on a scavenger hunt to Midtown sites associated with the paper and its most captivating stories. 

The Great Speckled Bird, Vol 1, Issue 1, March 15-28, 1968.