resource: washington area spark
Washington Area Spark is a blog and flickr site that shares content about "left of center" activism in the DMV during the long twentieth century, with a special focus on the 1960s and 1970s. I have taken a quick look through some of the 2,000+ images. Many of them are images I've never seen before.
According to the website:
"The Montgomery, Montgomery County and Washington Area Spark were left-wing tabloids that were published monthly from 1971-73. A successor publication called On The Move published five issues from early 1974 to early 1975. The name was revived in 2011 when photos from the archives of the newspaper were published on Flickr along with set descriptions that gave context to the events depicted in the images."
Kudos to the organizers and contributors for creating and sharing such wonderful resources.
I thank Anne Gavalin, co-coordinator of "Lessons of the 60s," for sharing this resource with me.
What other resources focusing on DC in the 1960s are out there? What ones are being developed? dc1968 can be a clearinghouse for sharing resources.
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