Saturday, January 14, 2012

March Down Liberty Street

There's a great collection of old photographs and artifacts depicting the countercultural movement in Ann Arbor in the 1970s on display in the basement of the Ann Arbor District Library right now. It's worth checking out. This is a photo I took of a photo originally taken by David Fenton. It shows a group of protestors marching down Liberty Street downtown. If you look closely, you can see the State Theater at the end of the street, and the Burton Memorial Tower rising up behind it on the University of Michigan Central Campus. There also is a bank and coney island that no longer exist on Liberty Street. Kind of fun to look back at how much this area — which I call home — has changed over the last four decades. There also is a lot of other interesting stuff about council races in the 1970s, everything that happened around the marijuana movement and John Sinclair, and even the start of "the new food co-op."

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