Richmond Independent Press: A History of the Underground Zine Scene

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During the political and cultural upheaval of the 1960s, even the sleepy southern town of Richmond was not immune to the emergence of radical counterculturalism. A change in the traditional ideas of objective journalism spurred an underground movement in the press. "The" "Sunflower," Richmond's first underground newspaper, appeared in 1967 and set the stage for a host of alternative Richmond media lasting into the 1990s and beyond. Publications such as the" Richmond Chronicle," the "Richmond Mercury" and the "Commonwealth Times," as well as those covering the African American community, such as "Afro," have served the citizens of Richmond searching for a change in the status quo. Join author and former "ThroTTle" editor Dale Brumfield as he explores a forgotten history of a cultural revolution in the River City.
ISBN: 9781609498399
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Images: 69
Pages: 200
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dale Brumfield has won numerous awards as a writer for both Richmond's Style Weekly and the Austin Chronicle. He is the co-founder of ThroTTle Magazine, a Richmond indie publication and has also worked on the Commonwealth Times. Dale is a VCU graduate and lives in Doswell, Virginia, with his wife Susan. Don Harrison has edited and contributed to many publications, including Virginia Living, 64, Parade, Richmond Magazine and others. He has served on numerous statewide arts councils and is deeply involved in the Richmond music scene. Edwin Slipek Jr. is the senior editor at Style Weekly Magazine.
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