The Free Speech Movement and the 1960s

History 24

Fall 2014
123 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
W 1-2P

We will discuss the historical origins, development, meanings, and legacy of Berkeley's Free Speech Movement. Several key issues will guide our investigation: relevant historical notions of free speech and interrelated free speech practices; the history of key student movements at Berkeley and other colleges/universities, in the US and beyond; and, why, how, and with what consequences Berkeley's Free Speech Movement evolved as it did.  

Waldo E. Martin, Jr. is the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of American History and Citizenship at Berkeley. His most recent book, co-authored with Joshua Bloom, is Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party (2013). He's also the author of "Holding One Another: Mario Savio and the Freedom Struggle in Mississippi and Berkeley," in Cohen and Zelnik, The Free Speech Movement (2002).

Course Books

The Free Speech Movement by Cohen, Robert and Zelnik, Reginald University of California Press. ISBN: 0-520-23354-9 Required