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The Limits of Freedom

Julie A. Reuben

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/9780520222212.003.0025
The Limits of Freedom

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This chapter examines the limits of academic freedom and describes student activism and educational reform at the University of California, Berkeley, in the 1960s. It discusses Center for Participant Education (CPE) member Larry Magid's invitation for Eldridge Cleaver to teach a course at the university following African American students' complain about the dearth of classes dealing with their experiences and political struggles. It highlights the controversy surrounding the Board of Educational Development's (BED) approval of the course called “Social Analysis 139X: Dehumanization and Regeneration of the American Social Order”.

Keywords: academic freedom; student activism; University of California; Berkeley; CPE; Larry Magid; Elridge Cleaver; African American students; BDE; social order

Chapter.  12109 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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