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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 Mario Savio

On Mario Savio

(p.566) On Mario Savio
The Free Speech Movement

Greil Marcus

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on the legacy of Mario Savio. It describes how Savio helped found the Free Speech Movement (FSM) at the University of California, Berkeley, after participating in the civil rights movement for black Mississippians and highlights the last five words of Savio's speech on December 2, 1964, before beginning the climactic demonstration of the FSM. It explains how Savio's work against Proposition 209 in Sonoma County, California, inspired others to continue the fight for freedom and equality.

Keywords:   Mario Savio, legacy, FSM, University of California, Berkeley, civil rights movement, Proposition 209, Sonoma County, California, freedom

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