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  Berkeley Free Speech Movement, 1963-64
Berkeley's chancellor Edward Strong refused a request that he reinstate the eight suspended students while the senate committee deliberated their fate.
And it placed the Free Speech Movement at about the point in the spectrum that much of the student left then spoke from: with no suggestion of violence, thinking of concrete change, its discourse as yet unthickened by dogmatic pseudorevolutionary verbiage.
Free Speech supporters came to the meeting in force along with many students sympathetic to the administration's tone of moderation.
www.writing.upenn.edu /~afilreis/50s/berkeley.html   (3655 words)

  
  Free Speech Movement -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Free Speech Movement is often cited as a starting point for the many student protest movements of the (The decade from 1960 to 1969) 1960s and early (The decade from 1970 to 1979) 1970s.
The (A federal law enforcement agency that is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Justice) FBI had kept a secret file on Kerr.
These groups also participated in the movement and benefited from it.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fr/free_speech_movement.htm   (754 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Berkeley Free Speech Movement
The Free Speech Movement was a student protest which began on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley in 1964 under the informal leadership of student Mario Savio and others.
The Free Speech Movement is often cited as a starting point for the many student protest movements of the 1960s and early 1970s.
The FSM was followed in later years first by what some call the "dirty speech movement," which called for freedom to use well known profanity, and then in Spring 1965 the Vietnam Day Committee, a major starting point for the anti_Vietnam war movement.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Berkeley-Free-Speech-Movement   (841 words)

  
 02.02.00 - UC Berkeley's new Free Speech Movement Café, honoring 1964 struggle, to be dedicated Thursday
BERKELEY--A landmark struggle that guaranteed free speech in 1964 is being honored with a new café at the University of California, Berkeley - the birthplace of the student movement that resonated across the country.
With the café, the university is acknowledging the impact of the 1964 movement to question the purpose of universities and education in general, said Berdahl, a professor of history and public policy at UC Berkeley.
In 1964, free speech was not guaranteed for students, and they were barred from advocating for political causes on campus.
www.berkeley.edu /news/media/releases/2000/02/02-02-2000.html   (741 words)

  
 The Free Speech Movement: Media Resources, University of California Berkeley
Berkeley in the 90's interviews currently enrolled students at UCB concerning why the present generation does not engage in political activism as was done in the 1960's.
Key participants in the Free Speech Movement which occurred at the University of California, Berkeley in 1964 address students on the 30th anniversary of the student movement at the International House concerning their views on the current political situation in the United States.
Key participants in the Free Speech Movement which occurred at the University of California, Berkeley in 1964 address students thirty years later in Sproul Plaza, the sight of the student strike and current sight of the "open forum" for ideological debate at UCB which resulted from the Free Speech Movement.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/FSM.html   (2766 words)

  
 The Free Speech Movement
The Free Speech Movement Digital Archive: This website is connected to the University of California, Berkeley, which makes it a very credible and acknowledged source with a comprehensive bibliography with a plethora of various sources.
The Free Speech Movement Archives (which this link is affiliated with) has been cited as one of the most excellent sources of information available for learning about Social Movements of the 1960s.
Berkeley Free Speech Movement Photography: This website is a wonderful website with photographs that allow a viewer to place themselves in the midst of the chaos that was the Free Speech Movement.
www.newberry.k12.sc.us /mchs/freespeech.htm   (482 words)

  
 08.12.2002 - Fresh, behind-the-scenes look at Free Speech Movement in new book by UC Berkeley, NYU professors
Berkeley - It's been nearly 40 years since the Free Speech Movement exploded onto the University of California, Berkeley, campus, changing the political atmosphere at colleges and universities across the country and providing generations to come with a model for student activism.
During the Free Speech Movement of 1964, a time when the phrase "Don't trust anyone over 30" was popular, Zelnik was a 28-year-old junior faculty member at UC Berkeley.
Key Free Speech Movement leaders, including Mario Savio, were heavily influenced by the Civil Rights Movement, launched as African Americans sought to end segregation in the South.
www.berkeley.edu /news/media/releases/2002/08/12_book.html   (934 words)

  
 BRIA(16:3) Free Speech Movement, Berkeley, Mahatma Gandhi, British Empire, anti-abortion rescue movement, protest, ...
The Berkeley Free Speech Movement was one of the first of the 1960s university student protests that challenged authority and criticized the way things were.
The Free Speech Movement was the one of the first of the many protests at universities across the country throughout the 1960s.
Free Speech Movement Chronology : A chronology tracing events of the "free speech" controversy at Berkeley from Sept. 10, 1964, through Jan. 4, 1965.
www.crf-usa.org /bria/bria16_3.html   (6751 words)

  
 Free Speech Movement
The Free Speech Movement was a radical student movement began on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley in 1964 under the leadership of Mario Savio, a mathematics student.
Unprecedented protests by students of the campus demanded that the university administration recognize the students' right to free speech.
However, a group of students surrounded the car in which the student was to be transported and staged a sit-in which continued until the charges against that student were dropped.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/f/fr/free_speech_movement_1.html   (317 words)

  
 Free Speech Movement and the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Although the Berkeley students who became active in the FSM in the fall were inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, very few had worked in Mississippi.
Berkeley Chancellor Edward W. Strong told the press that we were "professional demonstrators" who had spent the summer in Mississippi where we learned to use direct action tactics.
I was active in the Free Speech Movement as the representative of the University Young Democrats.
www.jofreeman.com /sixtiesprotest/FSMMiss.htm   (4005 words)

  
 LancasterOnline.com: Berkeley Celebrates Free Speech Movement
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Forty years ago, Free Speech Movement protesters at the University of California, Berkeley, were hauled off in handcuffs.
The Free Speech Movement began in October 1964 when police arrested graduate student Jack Weinberg for handing out leaflets about civil rights in violation of a campus ban on political activities.
The Free Speech Movement culminated on Dec. 2, 1964, when 1,000 students marched into Sproul Hall for a sit-in and nearly 800 were arrested.
ap.lancasteronline.com /4/free_speech_at_40   (443 words)

  
 Interactivist Info Exchange | Hunter Thompson, " Berkeley Free Speech Movement, 1964"
Mulford' (lawmaker) considered to be the ones causing all the trouble in Berkeley, Cal. at the time of the Free Speech movement...
BERKELEY, September 27, 1965 — At the height of the “Berkeley insurrection” press reports were loaded with mentions of outsiders, nonstudents and professional troublemakers.
Hoover got his figure is a matter of speculation, but the guess in Berkeley is that it came from the San Francisco Examiner, a Hearst paper calling itself “The Monarch of the Dailies.” The Examiner is particularly influential among those who fear King George III might still be alive in Argentina.
slash.autonomedia.org /analysis/04/04/05/1749230.shtml?tid=14   (3971 words)

  
 Free Speech Movement and the Impact at Berkeley
The Free Speech Movement and its impact on Berkeley.
To a non-UC Berkeley student, "tabling" might be a strange verb, but a UC student can tell you what it means right away: to sit on Sproul Plaza and display your groups and activities.
Freedom of speech is something that we all should value, for we almost never had it.
www.ocf.berkeley.edu /~katster/Hist98p.htm   (1857 words)

  
 The Berkeley Free Speech Movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Free Speech Movement (FSM) at the University of California at Berkeley during the Fall 1964 semester was the first of the 1960s campus student movements to make headlines all over the world.
At the Berkeley campus students spoke, leafleted and tabled on the city sidewalk at the campus edge.
Vast numbers of Berkeley students were recruited for these protests from Bancroft and Telegraph, and they were numerous among the 500 arrests made over several months.
www.jofreeman.com /sixtiesprotest/berkeley.htm   (2746 words)

  
 Infoshop News - At Berkeley, the Free Speech Movement Of 1964 Is Saluted With Free Speeches
Infoshop News - At Berkeley, the Free Speech Movement Of 1964 Is Saluted With Free Speeches
At Berkeley, the Free Speech Movement Of 1964 Is Saluted With Free Speeches
At Berkeley, the Free Speech Movement Of 1964 Is Saluted With Free Speeches
www.infoshop.org /inews/article.php?story=04/10/09/9017690   (480 words)

  
 Jazz/Jerry Jazz Musician/Free Speech Movement historian Robert Cohen interview.
Before the Free Speech Movement, the campus that was still trying to recover from the anti-Communist loyalty oath of McCarthyism, which led to the departure of some faculty.
Berkeley in 1964 was a predominantly white campus.
So, while the female activists in the Free Speech Movement now reflect back on how sexist the Movement was, they didn't always have it in their mind at the time because it hadn't been raised until the women's movement of the seventies.
www.jerryjazzmusician.com /mainHTML.cfm?page=cohen.html   (6413 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
At Berkeley in the Sixties: The Education of an Activist, 1961-1965 by Jo Freeman
At the center of the Berkeley protest was the eloquent Mario Savio, primary orator in the student rebellion that became known as the free speech movement.
He died in 1996, and in his memory, the editors and authors reexamine the free speech movement, where it fit into the ferment for social change, and its impact on campus and other protests that ensued.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0520233549?v=glance   (878 words)

  
 Progressive, The: Me and Mario down by the schoolyard: recollections of the Berkeley Free-Speech Movement - Mario Savio
We had restored complete free speech and were at the height of our influence when a young man sat down on a sidewalk with a crayoned sign that said FUCK.
Kerr's plan, it seemed, was to use this drifter (he wasn't from Berkeley, and nobody knew him, though I don't think he was a plant, either) to reinstitute regulations on the content of our leaflets.
Through months of expulsions and arrests, none of the groups wavered from the Free-Speech Movement's demand that we be allowed to exercise the freedoms of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1295/is_n1_v61/ai_18980773   (1049 words)

  
 Free Speech Movement: Student Protest, U.C. Berkeley, 1964-65
The free speech movement (FSM) at the University of California, Berkeley, in the fall of 1964 was a landmark of 1960s America.
The founders of the Free Speech Movement Archives (FSM-A) see their Web site as part of a still-living history of the FSM, embodied in the recollections and the ongoing lives of its participants.
The fight for local control of Pacifica radio station KPFA (in some ways a logical extension of the free speech struggle) is traced in detail up to February 2001 and then dropped.
historymatters.gmu.edu /d/5842   (850 words)

  
 Bibliography and Links to FSM and Other Documents of Interest on the Web - Free Speech Movement Archives
She was one of the leaders of the Free Speech movement at UC Berkeley, which in 1964 executed the first takeover of a university building in order to protest a regulation forbidding recruitment for political organizations on campus.
Berkeley Chancellor Ira Heyman wrote in the university newspaper afterward that he was disgusted by students' actions, especially at the home of the Free Speech Movement.
This month, UC Berkeley is commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, which in 1964 opened doors for greater student involvement in campus affairs and launched a spirit of activism that is still a trademark of university students today.
www.straw.com /fsm-a/stacks/biblio_stack.html   (14139 words)

  
 The Free Speech Movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
"As a journalist, I was in Berkeley's Sproul Plaza to witness the mass arrests of the Free Speech Movement demonstrators in December 1964.
This is the authoritative and long-awaited volume on Berkeley's celebrated Free Speech Movement (FSM) of 1964.
Drawing from the experiences of many movement veterans, this collection of scholarly articles and personal memoirs illuminates in fresh ways one of the most important events in the recent history of American higher education.
www.ucpress.edu /books/pages/9705.html   (1011 words)

  
 Days of Cal | Berkeley in the 60s
Mario Savio emerges as the student leader when he jumps on top of the police car, in Sproul Plaza, in which Weinberg is sitting (and the students sitting around the car won't let drive away).
This moment is the most perfect microcosm of the Free Speech movement.
But this change in character -- the two separate student protests, united only by our common grouping of them into the same decade, each with lives and philosophies of its own -- is a microcosm of the two sides of human nature: both idealistic, but easily gone awry.
sunsite.berkeley.edu /CalHistory/60s.html   (760 words)

  
 Democracy Now! | The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s
The reason for the change attested to the continuing impact of student activism unleashed by the Free Speech Movement of 1964, known as FSM, the director of public ceremonies, the faculty member summed up the problem in a memo to the chancellor.
In the 1960's, first on the Berkeley campus and nationally and internationally, students tested the limits of permissible dissent, challenged the conventional wisdom in unprecedented ways and insisted on participating as active agents in the shaping of history.
This was the first time that students had gone to the wall anywhere in the country to defend free speech and it opened the doors afterwards immediately the following spring, we began to organize the first mass anti-war movement in the country.
www.democracynow.org /article.pl?sid=03/11/21/1524217   (2356 words)

  
 Free Radio Berkeley: International Radio Action Training Education
Free Radio Berkeley will be holding Radio Camp workshops in a number of locations both inside and outside the US during 2007 and beyond.
Free Radio Berkeley’s engineering staff have designed and developed low power VHF and UHF transmitters by the creative use of off-the-shelf technology.
Considering the quantity of video material available, most of which will never be seen on either broadcast TV or cable/satellite feeds, there should not be any problem providing audiences with an exciting and compelling selection of material.
www.freeradio.org   (1541 words)

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