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The Free Speech Movement

Academic Freedom and Berkeley.

Presenter William F. Buckley Jr.; guest, Harold Taylor. Harold Taylor, former President of Sarah Lawrence College, and William F. Buckley discuss the effects of the Free Speech Movement and associated radicalisms on breaking down academic discipline at Berkeley and which views, such as racism and Communism, might and which might not, under the tenets of academic freedom, disqualify a scholar from being hired by a university. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on January 16, 1967. 50 min.

Berkeley in the 90's: What Happened to Student Activism?

A film by Jason Leal and Tom Pollock. Berkeley in the 90's interviews currently enrolled students at UCB concerning why the present generation does not engage in political activism as was done in the 1960's. Includes interviews with now middle-aged Free Speech Movement activists. Produced by students enrolled in Documentary Film (Film 28B) at the University of California, Berkeley. Instructor: B. Ruby Rich. 1993. 26 min.

Berkeley in the Sixties.

A film by Mark Kitechell. Contents: Pt. 1 Confronting the university: the Free Speech Movement-- pt. 2. Confronting America: the anti-war movement (32 min.) -- pt. 3. Confronting history: the counter-culture movement(45 min.). Through interviews with participants and archival footage, presents a history of Berkeley, California in the 1960s. This film is a celebration and tribute to the spirited rebellion of the students of Berkeley in the 1960s.

Bettina Aptheker

Political activist and feminist, Bettina Aptheker addresses such issues as her unhappy early childhood years, her activities during the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley and her career in political and social advocacy. Speech is followed by questions from the audience. Videographer, Harold Adler. Filmed on November 15, 2006 at Black Oak Books, Berkeley. 93 min.

Beyond Sproul Plaza: Analysis of the Free Speech Movement.

Performers: Mario Savio, Bettina Aptheker, Charles Hitch, Ronald Reagan, Alex Sherriffs, Charles Young, Austin Goheen, Reggie Edgerton, Robert Barber, Robert Karplus, Art Rosenfeld, Robert Stebbins, Karl Pister, Roger Heyns, Mervin Field.

Decision in the Streets.

Covers the tumultuous beginnings of the Bay Area civil rights and peace movements from 1960 to 1965. Segments include 1960's anti-House Un-American Activities Committee demonstrations; Hands-Off-Cuba demonstrations in 1962 and 1963; the 1963 march protesting the Birmingham church bombings; mass arrests of protesters sitting in at the Sheraton Palace Hotel over racist hiring practices; the 1964 anti-Goldwater Republican convention protests; the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, California and more. 35 min.

Free of Speech Movement. (2000)

A brief chronology using newsreel films of the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1960s. Featuring Jackie Goldberg, Mario Savio, Edward Strong, Art Goldberg, Brian Turner, Clark Kerr, Ronald Reagan, Jack Weinberg. 5 min.

Free Speech Movement News Footage and Outtakes. Part 1

Television news films and clips of the 1964 Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley. Includes various scenes in Sproul Plaza, Free Speech Movement tables and rallies; the special convocation at the Greek Theater on Dec. 7; Clark Kerr, Robert Scalapini, Marion Savio speaking, the Sproul Hall sit-in of Dec. 2-4 and arrests and arraignment of students; news footage of Clark Kerr speaking on the Free Speech Movement, university policy, and community reaction. Concludes with various interviews with Mario Savio and Joan Baez singing to the crowds.

Free Speech Movement News Footage and Outtakes. Part 2

Television news films and clips of the 1964 Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley. Includes interviews with Mario Savio after his release from Santa Rita prison, Dec. 3, 1964; scenes of general student strike, Dec. 1964; Mario Savio and Clark Kerr at the Greek Theater convocation, Dec. 7, 1964. Filmed in November and December, 1964. 22 min.

Free Speech Movement News Footage and Outtakes. Part 3

Television news films and clips of the 1964 Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley. Includes miscellaneous shots of demonstrations, the Sproul Hall sit-in, Dec. 2-4, 1964; Joan Baez singing on the steps of Sproul Hall and interviewed inside Sproul Hall; brief interview with Prof. Richard Dudley regarding faculty support of the Free Speech Movement; scenes of student arrests, booking, and removal from Sproul Hall, Dec. 3-4; a brief interview with strike participant, Mike Smith and other participants. ABC News. Filmed in November and December, 1964. 24 min.

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