Steve Weissman

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:

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This chapter describes the author's experience the as a graduate student member of the Free Speech Movement (FSM) at the University of California, Berkeley. It suggests that the FSM was not a big deal and that only as part of the larger civil rights and antiwar movements did the fight for free speech on the Berkeley campus make on any lasting significance. It explains the concept of an endgame plan that secured the famous victory for the Berkeley FSM.

Keywords: graduate student; FSM; University of California; Berkeley; civil rights movement; antiwar movement; free speech

Chapter.  3609 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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