Los Angeles: New Way Enterprises, 1969. Tabloid. Good. Item #014936
Side folding tabloid format. 52 pp. A later issue of this pioneering underground newspaper, known as the Freep. Established in 1964, the paper was known for its coverage of the counterculture movement and radical politics, as well as its strong anti-Vietnam War stance. Financial and staffing troubles led to its eventual demise in 1978. This issue with pieces on the People's Park protest in Berkeley, with a front page headline memorializing the death of James Rector; a two page ad for the Newport 69 Music Festival, with a full page pink outline drawing of Jimi Hendrix; a piece on a police raid of the Brown Berets pro-Chicano organization; an article on where to go to quit heroin; another questioning whether long hair is a psycho-sexual threat to the state, stating that female liberation freaks cops, etc. GOOD condition. Moderate general browning. Paper slightly brittle. Minor wrinkling along the extremities. Horizontal fold crease present. Small rectangular ad cut from leaf 19/20.
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