"Alternative media shared by 50 000 people in Atlanta, the South and the Nation".
   THE GREAT SPECKLED BIRD was a counterculture underground newspaper based in Atlanta from 1968 to 1976 and 1988 through 1990. Commonly known as THE BIRD, it was founded by New Left activists from Emory University and members of the Southern Student Organizing Committee, an offshoot of Students for a Democratic Society.
   The first issue appeared March 8, 1968, and within 6 months it was publishing weekly. By 1970 it was the third largest weekly newspaper in Georgia with a paid circulation of 22,000 copies. The paper subscribed to Liberation News Service, a leftist news collective. It was one of the longest-running and highest quality underground newspapers of the era.
   Frequently published were articles on Atlanta's political leaders, the women's movement, abortion, racial issues, popular culture and gay liberation.

the bird Bob Dylan front cover
14 December 1970

the bird Bob Dylan front cover
21 Janyary 1974
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