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July 20, 1967

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, July 20, 1967

* 1967 Newark, New Jersey race riots
* Civil Rights movement - urban decay
* Long, hot Summer of 1967 - arson
* "Summer of Love" era

The front page has a heading: "The Exploded City: Exercise in Futility" with 3 related photos including one of LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka). (see images) Coverage continues inside with two full page pictorials.
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete with 40 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century