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Dressing for the Revolution

Kate Coleman

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/9780520222212.003.0012
Dressing for the Revolution

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This chapter provides another recount of experience as a student activist in the Free Speech Movement (FSM) at the University of California, Berkeley. It discusses the author's rebel-versus-Valley-Girl tensions which began in high school, foreshadowing the lefty she would become. It explains that her high-school nonconformity was a prelude for Berkeley and that she immediately joined the on-campus issues-oriented political party SLATE when she arrived at Berkeley. It relates her participation in the demonstrations at Jack London Square and Lucky Supermarkets.

Keywords: student activist; FSM; University of California; Berkeley; SLATE; demonstrations; Jack London Square; Lucky Supermarkets

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Subjects: History of the Americas

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