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The Free Speech MovementReflections on Berkeley in the 1960s$
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Robert Cohen

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520222212

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520222212.001.0001

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On the Side of the Angels

On the Side of the Angels

The Berkeley Faculty and the FSM

(p.264) On the Side of the Angels
The Free Speech Movement

Reginald E. Zelnik

University of California Press

This chapter describes experience in the Free Speech Movement (FSM) as member of the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley. It argues that simply looking at the division of the Berkeley faculty into two polarized factions can do justice to the historical reality of the fall of 1964 and the author of this chapter relates his story as member of the pro-FSM Committee of 200. The chapter suggests that the larger story of faculty involvement in free speech and academic freedom issues at Berkeley dates back at least to the bitter loyalty oath controversy of 1949–1950.

Keywords:   faculty, FSM, University of California, Berkeley, Committee of 200, pro-FSM, faculty involvement, free speech, academic freedom, loyalty oath

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