GEORGE JACKSON Soledad Brother BLACK PANTHER PARTY Memorial TRIBUTE Killed at San Quentin Prison SAN FRANCISCO GOOD TIMES Vol. IV, No. 27, September 3, 1971
SAN FRANCISCO GOOD TIMES Vol. IV, No. 27, September 3, 1971. Published by the Good Times Commune, San Francisco, California.
This is the first issue of Good Times following the murder of George Jackson who was shot to death by prison guards inside San Quentin prison on August 21, 1971. The rear cover features an iconic memorial graphic of Jackson printed in red and black ink, inside are articles and photographs about George Jackson and his murder.
First edition. Newspaper format, folded as issued, 16" x 11.5", 28 pages, printed in black and red ink, illustrated throughout with historic b&w photographs and provocative counterculture imagery including the front cover which features a radical graphic of the Women's Anti Vietnam War March on the Presidio, and the centerfold photograph of a young drug overdose victim in a cemetery. VERY GOOD CONDITION: a small hole at the intersection of the spine and horizontal fold, the pages are age toned, light signs of age and use, overall solid, clean and unmarked, and the red ink in the graphics remains bright. Uncommon.
Primary underground newspaper of the San Francisco counterculture during the late sixties and early seventies. Inherently controversial, the weekly San Francisco Express Times was the paper the radical left read to keep up with the anti-war movement, the trials of political prisoners like the Soledad Brothers and Angela Davis, political corruption, and Bay Area dope like concerts, protests, vegetarian recipes, holistic health care, and local ads. The paper was radical enough that the FBI put a paid informant on the staff. It changed its name to Good Times after the March 25, 1969 issue.