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From Freedom Now! to Free Speech

Jo Freeman

in The Free Speech Movement

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780520222212
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928619 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0003
From Freedom Now! to Free Speech

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This chapter examines the introduction of Mario Savio to the civil rights movement and the roots of the Fee Speech Movement (FSM). It discusses Savio's participation in the Mississippi Summer Project in April 1964 and describes a series of demonstrations that rocked the San Francisco Bay Area from October 1963 through to the summer of 1964 led by Martin Luther King Jr. It explains that these protests broke the ground for the FSM by sensitizing students to civil rights and providing a model for action.

Keywords: Mario Savio; civil rights movement; FSM; Mississippi Summer Project; demonstrations; San Francisco Bay Area; Martin Luther King Jr

Chapter.  4882 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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