Welcome to Washington Area Spark

13 Oct

Welcome.

This blog is a follow-up to a Flickr project that digitalized the photo archives of the Washington Area Spark and On The Move alternative newspapers that published from 1971-75.  The tabloid sized papers mainly covered progressive, labor, anti-intervention and civil rights issues.

The project also sought to give context to images with photo descriptions and set descriptions.

In 2012, the project expanded to converting photos and negatives to digital content of events that were not covered by Spark or On The Move.

The blog will examine historical struggles by working families in the greater Washington, DC area to understand and find lessons learned that might be applied today. It will continue to concentrate on the pre-internet era.

If you would like to contact the Flickr site or the blog, please e-mail washington_area_spark@yahoo.com.

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