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On Mario Savio

Greil Marcus

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/9780520222212.003.0032
On Mario Savio

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This chapter focuses on the legacy of Mario Savio. It describes how Savio helped found the Free Speech Movement (FSM) at the University of California, Berkeley, after participating in the civil rights movement for black Mississippians and highlights the last five words of Savio's speech on December 2, 1964, before beginning the climactic demonstration of the FSM. It explains how Savio's work against Proposition 209 in Sonoma County, California, inspired others to continue the fight for freedom and equality.

Keywords: Mario Savio; legacy; FSM; University of California; Berkeley; civil rights movement; Proposition 209; Sonoma County; California; freedom

Chapter.  1216 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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