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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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From Freedom Now! to Free Speech

From Freedom Now! to Free Speech

The FSM’s Roots in the Bay Area Civil Rights Movement

(p.73) From Freedom Now! to Free Speech
The Free Speech Movement

Jo Freeman

University of California Press

This chapter examines the introduction of Mario Savio to the civil rights movement and the roots of the Fee Speech Movement (FSM). It discusses Savio's participation in the Mississippi Summer Project in April 1964 and describes a series of demonstrations that rocked the San Francisco Bay Area from October 1963 through to the summer of 1964 led by Martin Luther King Jr. It explains that these protests broke the ground for the FSM by sensitizing students to civil rights and providing a model for action.

Keywords:   Mario Savio, civil rights movement, FSM, Mississippi Summer Project, demonstrations, San Francisco Bay Area, Martin Luther King Jr

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