Fatica Ayers supporting Greyhound driver strike   Save
Columbus Free Press Collection Audiovisual Series
Description: A labor activist identified as Fatica Ayers holds a flag during a labor strike in Columbus, Ohio. A handwritten caption on the back reads "Fatica Ayers of the Executive Council of District 1199, The Health Care and Social Service Union, S.E.I.U. expressed solidarity with the striking Greyhound drivers, A.T.U. 1043. When 1199 members joined the picket line Sept. 7th to lend active support, Columbus police intervened and three 1199 organizers were arrested for rioting in a subsequent shuffle." This photograph was taken for publication in the Columbus Free Press newspaper. 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_B04F08_08
Subjects: Strikes; Demonstrations; Activism; Labor movement--United States--History--20th century; Labor unions -- Ohio;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)