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Holding One Another

Waldo Martin

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/9780520222212.003.0004
Holding One Another

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This chapter examines the experiences of Mario Savio in the freedom struggle in Mississippi and Berkeley, California. It explains that Savio experienced violence because of his participation in the Mississippi Summer Project and suggests that his development as an activist illustrated the importance of engagement in local civil rights struggle as a springboard to broader realms of activism. Savio brought his civil rights activism and lessons from his early Catholic moral training into the Free Speech Movement (FMS), lessons that strengthened his recognition of the responsibility of white Americans for participating in the antiracist struggle.

Keywords: Mario Savio; freedom struggle; Mississippi; Berkeley; California; Mississippi Summer Project; civil rights activism; FSM; moral training; antiracist struggle

Chapter.  9077 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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