Fifty Years of Free Speech
Perspectives on the Movement that Revolutionized Berkeley
“For the first time in a half century, (this book) brings back into print a
generous selection of the Daily Cal’s coverage of Berkeley’s free speech crisis.”
“No newspaper did more than the Daily Cal to report on
the emergence of the Free Speech Movement in the fall of 1964.”
— From the introduction by Robert Cohen,
FSM historian and professor at New York University
“Fifty Years of Free Speech” is a retrospective look at the actions of students
on the Berkeley campus during the seminal university protest movement of 1964.
Published by The Daily Californian for the movement’s 50th anniversary,
it includes first-hand accounts of the events and draws heavily from
The Daily Californian archives to document the development of the movement.
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