The inaugural issue of the Hard Times Bulletin, describing the anger felt by the death of teenager Larry Largey while in police custody from the collection of the Cambridge Newsletters and Newspapers (052).
Radical Newsletters: An Exhibition
Exhibition Location: 2nd Floor of the Main Library
Cambridge has a history of activism, especially during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s when political debates and protest around police brutality, racism, and rent control took center stage.
In later decades, activism turned towards issues of homelessness and scientific testing, although rent control continued to occupy Cambridge’s political scene.
This exhibition shows examples of newsletters that grew out of Cambridge activism. From the inaugural issue of Spare Change News, a newspaper created by the homeless, to the anti-rent control publication, Eagle’s Eye, these newsletters capture the zeitgeist of the city.