On the Side of the Angels

Reginald E. Zelnik

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:
On the Side of the Angels

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • History of the Americas


Show Summary Details


This chapter describes experience in the Free Speech Movement (FSM) as member of the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley. It argues that simply looking at the division of the Berkeley faculty into two polarized factions can do justice to the historical reality of the fall of 1964 and the author of this chapter relates his story as member of the pro-FSM Committee of 200. The chapter suggests that the larger story of faculty involvement in free speech and academic freedom issues at Berkeley dates back at least to the bitter loyalty oath controversy of 1949–1950.

Keywords: faculty; FSM; University of California; Berkeley; Committee of 200; pro-FSM; faculty involvement; free speech; academic freedom; loyalty oath

Chapter.  37615 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.