From the Big Apple to Berkeley

Lawrence W. Levine

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:
From the Big Apple to Berkeley

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This chapter describes the author's experience in the Free Speech Movement (FSM) as a junior faculty member of the University of California, Berkeley, from New York. It explains that he was at first shocked by the Berkeley culture which was very different from the culture of where he came from. He later learned about the left student culture and resumed his civil rights activities by joining the Berkeley branch of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). He expresses uncertainty about the enduring impact of the FSM.

Keywords: faculty member; FSM; University of California; Berkeley; left student culture; New York; civil rights; CORE

Chapter.  2852 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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