1980 Hiroshima Day photograph   Save
Columbus Free Press Collection Audiovisual Series
Description: This photograph was taken for publication in the Columbus Free Press newspaper. It is identified as Mike Gruber speaking during Hiroshima Day, August 6, 1980. Hiroshima Day, held on the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing in 1945, is meant to commemorate the lives lost and call for peace and an end to nuclear conflict. A banner hangs reading, "Hope for the Future - Learn from the Past," and the LeVeque Tower can be seen in the distance. 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.
Image ID: MSS1301AV_B04F05_01
Subjects: Protests and protestors; Social movements; Demonstrations; International relations; Peace;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)