Thursday, June 09, 2011

The Washington Park Spirit

The Washington Park Spirit, Albany's Alternative Newspaper of the 1970s
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011
Time: 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Location: 7th floor Librarian's Room, NYSL, Cultural Education Center
Presenters: Peter Slocum and Kathy Schofield Zdeb

Long before the internet, the blogs and the social media, Albany had an alternative source for news and arts information, in the early 1970's. The Washington Park Spirit combined a progressive political bent, investigative reporting, coverage of the emerging cultural scene and a little bit of community organizing to win a loyal following among city dwellers and state workers. Two veterans of that experience will recall those days of exciting journalism on the streets of Albany. Sponsored by the Friends of the New York State Library. Registration for this popular program is strongly encouraged.
All programs are free and open to the public. TO REGISTER online go HERE or e-mail or call 518-474-2274. Please let them know if any reasonable accommodation is required (Americans with Disabilities Act) at least three business days prior to the program date. The New York State Library/Reference Services, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230 (518-474-5355)

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