The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Synopsis

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. The contributors--whose perspectives range from that of FSM leader Mario Savio to University of California president Clark Kerr---shed new light on such issues as the origins of the FSM in the civil rights movement, the political tensions within the FSM, the day-to-day dynamics of the protest movement, the role of the Berkeley faculty and its various factions, the 1965 trial of the arrested students, and the virtually unknown "little Free Speech Movement of 1966."

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Leon F. Litwack
  • Robert Cohen
  • Mario Savio
  • Jo Freeman
  • Waldo Martin
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2002