The Free Speech Movement and the Student Movement of the 1960s

History 103D.008

Fall 2014
Section: 
008
Instructor: 
Location: 
2303 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
Th 12-2P
CCN: 
39414
Units: 
4

Berkeley played a pivotal role in the emergence of the 1960s as an era in which students and youth had an unprecedented influence over politics and culture in the US -- and even globally. This course will explore the rise and fall of mass students protest at Berkeley and beyond and assess the legacy of those movements with regard to politics, youth culture, and the university itself. We will  take advantage of the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement and Freedom Summer to undertake oral histories with the many movement veterans who will be descending upon Berkeley for the FSM-50 commemoration.