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John McMillian: The Underground Press and Importance of Alternative Media

Date and Time

Friday, November 22, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


  • L. William Seidman Center


Historian and author John McMillian will be speaking at the Charles W. Loosemore Foundation Forum in the L. William Seidman Center on November 22, 2013 from 2 to 3 P.M. McMillian will be presenting about the importance of alternative media and its' origin in the underground press of the Sixties. The event is hosted by Advocates for Journalism. Please email with any questions.

John McMillian is a professor of history at Georgia State University and studies twentieth century social movements. His new book, Beatles Vs. Stones, was released earlier this month and explores the complex relationship between two of the world’s most popular rock ‘n’ roll bands.  His dissertation was developed into his first book, Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America, and he is also a founding co-editor of The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture. McMillian earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2006, M.A. in history from Michigan State University (1996), and a B.A. from Michigan State’s James Madison College (1993).




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