The Great Speckled Bird

Great Speckled Bird underground newspaper, photo by Carter Tomassi

Dangerous Radicals Meet in Secret Compound

The Great Speckled Bird was an underground newspaper in the Vietnam War era. The FBI had more interest in it than the Klan or the local mob. One of the Bird's claims to fame, aside from getting repeatedly fire-bombed, was twice being quoted by Walter Chronkite on the CBS Evening News. Many of the photos on this web site were first published in the Bird.

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January 15, 2009