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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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Mario Savio

Mario Savio

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Chapter:
Mario Savio
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The Free Speech Movement
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Reginald E. Zelnik

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0033

This chapter focuses on the positive qualities of Mario Savio and his legacy. It discusses how the dialogical quality of his speeches engaged students at the level of their own apprehensions and how he turned thousands of students into a united voice for free speech, persuading a complacent faculty to accede to the Free Speech Movement's (FSM) demands. It also highlights how the FSM and the work of Savio helped ignite the anti-Vietnam War protests.

Keywords:   Mario Savio, speeches, students, free speech, FSM, anti-Vietnam War protests

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