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October 4, 3-5 pm Berkeley Historical Society FSM Film part 3
October 18, 2015 FSM Archives PARTY
November 5, 2015 Savio Lecture by Anthony Romero, ACLU

July 29, 2015 Statement FSM-A Board concerning the Journey for Justice

September 14, 2015 Remarks by President Obama at Town Hall on College Access and Affordability, North High School Des Moines, Iowa 

"I don't agree that you, when you become students at colleges, have to be coddled and protected from different points of views.  (Applause.)I think that you should be able to -- anybody should -- anybody who comes to speak to you and you disagree with, you should have an argument with them.  But you shouldn't silence them by saying, you can't come because I'm too sensitive to hear what you have to say.  That's not the way we learn, either. "

●●●December 8, 1964 UCB Academic Senate Resolutions on Free Speech ●● ●


December 3, 1964: Jim Jumblatt photo
©FSM Archives
Occupied Sproul Hall. F S M signs by Peter Wiesner

November 20, 1964: March to Regents' Meeting
L to R: Mona Hutchin, Ron Anastasi, ... John Leggett, John Searle, Michael Rossman, Jack Weinberg, Sallie Shawl, Mario Savio, Ken Cloke.
Bob Johnson photo ©FSM Archives All rights reserved
October 1, 1964:
Jackie Goldberg speaks atop police car
by Ron Enfield © Ronald L. Enfield.
The Essental Mario Savio
by Robert Cohen
Also Don't Forget that the FSM was mostly about looooooooong meetings among diverse constituencies and writing pamphlets.
About listening and persuasion.
Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power
by Seth Rosenfeld


What Happened during the FSM
Short Histories
Short photo history
Books, poetry, fiction, other
Journalism1964 to the present 2900+ articles
Film & Video
Audio & Music listen!
Internal Organization of the FSM
How News of FSM Traveled
FSM Work Ethic
The FSM and Farm Workers

1964-65 Original Documents from students, faculty, administration
FSM Archives Scans "The Archives"
The End of the FSM
Bancroft Library Transcriptions
 ROHO Oral Histories Lisa Rubens
Faculty Hub

What Happened Before the FSM
Prior Student Movements
What led to the FSM?
SLATE Archives website
SLATE and Due Process
Civil Rights Movement

What Happened After the FSM
What followed from the FSM
The Trials
Graduate Coordinating Committee (brief history)
Obscenity aka "Filthy Speech Movement"
Free Student Union
Free University Berkeley
FSM Arrestees denied CA Teaching Credentials, appeal, prevail
Vietnam Day Committee
Education Reform

FSM Participants

 The Arrestees List
 In Memoriam
 Participant organizations
  Participant Studies
 ROHO Oral Histories
 Women in the FSM
 Participant Accounts
  Mario Savio

FSM Archives, the Organization
 The Nonprofit
●  Recent Activities
 Board Resolutions

 2014 Hub
 Visit Berkeley

FSM Additional Topics
●  Free Speech Day in California
 Steve Silberstein Gift
 Savio Steps
 Mario Savio Speakers' Corner
1991 Mark Brest van Kempe Monument
"Berkeley Big People" Statue
FSM Websites

UCB FSM50 Resources
UCB FSM Portal
UCB Summer Reading
Mario Savio Memorial Lecture
Bancroft Library Transcriptions
Poster Contest
On The Same Page Freedom's Orator
Pacific Film Archive FSM series
Berkeley Student COOP
Art, Tech, & Activism on the FSM 50th
UC Berkeley History Soc Sci Project
UC Press
Fifty Years of Free Speech
Academic Senate FSM Panel Dec. 8


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