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Historian John McMillian recounts the underground newspapers of the 1960s and their affect on the political movements of their… read more
Historian John McMillian recounts the underground newspapers of the 1960s and their affect on the political movements of their time. The author profiles many of the publications, including the Los Angeles Free Press, Berkeley Barb, East Village Other, and Rag (Austin, Texas) and recalls the reportage that marked each paper. According to Mr. McMillian the Federal Bureau of Investigation began monitoring underground newspapers in 1968 and placed many obstacles in the way of their continued publication. John McMillian discussed his book at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
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