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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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The Limits of Freedom

The Limits of Freedom

Student Activists and Educational Reform at Berkeley in the 1960s

(p.485) The Limits of Freedom
The Free Speech Movement

Julie A. Reuben

University of California Press

This chapter examines the limits of academic freedom and describes student activism and educational reform at the University of California, Berkeley, in the 1960s. It discusses Center for Participant Education (CPE) member Larry Magid's invitation for Eldridge Cleaver to teach a course at the university following African American students' complain about the dearth of classes dealing with their experiences and political struggles. It highlights the controversy surrounding the Board of Educational Development's (BED) approval of the course called “Social Analysis 139X: Dehumanization and Regeneration of the American Social Order”.

Keywords:   academic freedom, student activism, University of California, Berkeley, CPE, Larry Magid, Elridge Cleaver, African American students, BDE, social order

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