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The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Robert Cohen


This book is about Berkeley's celebrated Free Speech Movement (FSM) of 1964. Drawing from the experiences of many movement veterans, the chapters of this book illuminate in fresh ways one of the most important events in the recent history of American higher education. The chapters shed new light on such issues as the origins of the FSM in the civil rights movement, the political tensions within the FSM, the day-to-day dynamics of the protest movement, the role of the Berkeley faculty and its various factions, the 1965 trial of the arrested students, and the virtually unknown “little Free Speec ... More

Keywords: Berkeley, Free Speech Movement, higher education, civil rights movement, political tensions, protest movement, 1965 trial

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520222212
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520222212.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Cohen, editor

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Part One Roots

Thirty Years Later

Mario Savio

Holding One Another

Waldo Martin

part two Experience

War Is Declared!

Jackie Goldberg

My Life in the FSM

Margot Adler

Gender Politics and the FSM

Bettina Aptheker

A View from the South

Henry Mayer


Steve Weissman

A View from the Margins

David A. Hollinger

The “Rossman Report”

Michael Rossman

On the Side of the Angels

Reginald E. Zelnik

From the Big Apple to Berkeley

Lawrence W. Levine

part three Legal and Constitutional Issues

December 1964

Robert H. Cole


Malcolm Burnstein

part four Aftermath

The Limits of Freedom

Julie A. Reuben

part five Thoughts about Mario Savio

Remembering Mario

Lynne Hollander Savio

Elegy for Mario Savio

Wendy Lesser

On Mario Savio

Greil Marcus

Mario Savio

Reginald E. Zelnik