The Great Speckled Bird was a weekly counterculture Atlanta newspaper that was published from 1968 to 1976. It was also briefly revived in the mid 80’s for less than a year.
The life of the Bird was tied to the hippy movement, especially around “the Strip”, an area from 10th to 14th street along Peachtree road where the hippy scene was strongest. Most of the papers were sold by hippies on the street.
The main focus of the paper was opposition to the Vietnam War, but they also spent a lot of time attacking politicians, slumlords and big business.