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Berkeley Historical Society Film Showings
Inside the Free Speech Movement

Inside the Free Speech Movement, Part Two
Sunday, Sept. 27, 3-5 pm
, Berkeley History Center, 1931 Center Street

From the Free Speech Zone to the United Front and the Police Car Scene to Organizing the Free Speech Movement. Looks at Administrative and FBI Involvement.

Inside the Free Speech Movement, Part Three
Sunday, Oct. 4, 3-5 pm
, Berkeley History Center, 1931 Center Street

Escalation of the FSM through the Sit-In, the Arrests, and the Strike. Includes Faculty Support, the Resolution, the Trial, and the Legacy of the Free Speech Movement.

Inside the Free Speech Movement, a film series by Linda Rosen and Jai Jai Noire, features oral history interviews that grew out of the BHS exhibit on the Free Speech Movement. It covers the civil liberties and civil rights issues that led up to and were launched by the FSM. Students of differing points of view came to consensus and successfully convinced the faculty, and eventually the administration and the Regents, to support First Amendment rights. Part One, Precursors to the Free Speech Movement, was shown last spring.

The Student Rights Movement, which began in Berkeley, spread throughout the United States and the world, influencing the 1968 Paris student uprising and March on Regents’ Meeting. Photo by Ron Enfield.Prague Spring. Berkeley’s anti-Vietnam War protests, which followed on the heels of the FSM, demonstrated how youth could successfully challenge the status quo and emboldened others to follow suit. The Free Speech Movement permanently changed Berkeley. It serves as a positive role model for today’s civil rights protests. Featuring Bettina Aptheker, David Lance Goines, Kathleen Piper, Jack Radey, Anita Medal, Prof. Leon Wofsy, Prof. Peter Dale Scott, Henry Elson, and others.

Admission free; donations welcome, wheelchair accessible. Telephone: 510-848-0181

Seating is limited to 49 people – reservations recommended,


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