: Photograph taken for the Columbus Free Press of a young girl and her mother, identified as Kristen (left) and Freda Trotter (right), looking at a work of art on display at the Near East Area Arts Invitational Art Show at the Martin Luther King Center in Columbus, Ohio. The fiber sculpture is the work of artist Gail Larned.
The Columbus Free Press began as a bi-weekly publication in Columbus, Ohio, in 1970. An underground newspaper, it replaced the Ohio State University publication The People, Yes. The earliest known issue of the newspaper appeared on January 4, 1971. The newspaper underwent a series of name changes over the decades, with titles including the Columbus Free Press & Cowtown Times (1972-1976), the Columbus Freepress (1976-1992) and The Free Press (1992-1995). The paper, which covered many liberal and progressive causes, was an alternative to mainstream news sources in central Ohio with the slogan “The Other Side of the News.”
In 1995, the paper ceased publication briefly before reemerging as a website in early 1996, and returning as a print publication under the Free Press title in the form of a quarterly journal in 1998. Published under various frequencies during the first part of the 21st century, the Free Press again became a nonprofit monthly publication in 2017 with both a print and web presence, published by the Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism and operated by a volunteer staff and board. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS1301AV_B02F02_02 Subjects
: Art; Galleries and museums; Textile arts; Families--Ohio; Sculptures; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)