Hidden Midtown: Radical Roots

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 AHC Midtown to commemorate the 50th 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.

See Midtown in a way you never have before! Hidden Midtown brings friends together for an exploration of this little piece of Atlanta. Join Atlanta History Center at our midtown campus for scavenger hunts through the surrounding area that guide you through the many layers of the neighborhood’s history.

Tickets to this program are $15 for general public, $10 for Midtown Alliance members. 

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