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The Berkeley “Free Speech Movement” and the Erosion of Free Speech

Steve Simpson

Presented at: OCON 2018

Date: Jun 29, 2018

In the 1960s, protests erupted at U.C. Berkeley over a ban on political activity on campus. Students marched and occupied school property, all in the name of “free speech.” Today, the Free Speech Movement launched at Berkeley in the 1960s is widely held as a model for advocates of the right to free speech. Is that true? This talk analyzes the Berkeley Free Speech Movement and its implications for free speech today.

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