Mario Savio on the Fight for Educational Reform and related media

Mario Savio on the Fight for Educational Reform

Mario Savio, leader of the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley, was a frequent speaker in the spate of student demonstrations held on campus in fall 1964. In one public statement, Savio protests the university's ban of political activity on school grounds.

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  • Mario Savio on the Fight for Educational Reform
    Mario Savio on the Fight for Educational Reform

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    Mario Savio, leader of the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley, was a frequent speaker in the spate of student demonstrations held on campus in fall 1964. In one public statement, Savio protests the university's ban of political activity on school grounds.

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    Jerry Rubin at Yippie Convention

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    Jerry Rubin, founder of the Youth International Party, or Yippies, addresses his party members at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, prepping the participants for the impending clash with law enforcement.

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    On October 15, 1969, millions took part in the Vietnam Moratorium, a nationwide demonstration against the war in Vietnam. Four days later, in a speech delivered in New Orleans, Vice President Spiro Agnew causes a controversy when he attacks the supporters of the moratorium.

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    Adam Clayton Powell Rallies Congregation

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  • John F. Kennedy Appeals to Mississippi Governor
    John F. Kennedy Appeals to Mississippi Governor

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    After many unfruitful telephone conversations with Mississippi Gov. Ross Barnett, President John F. Kennedy calls the governor one more time to discuss the building tension over James Meredith’s impending registration at the University of Mississippi. Though the governor has made clear his opposition to the Supreme Court order to allow Meredith to attend the school, President Kennedy tries to assess whether the governor will maintain law and order when Meredith arrives.

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  • Lyndon Johnson Rebukes Adam Clayton Powell
    Lyndon Johnson Rebukes Adam Clayton Powell

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    In a heated telephone conversation on March 1, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson accuses Adam Clayton Powell of holding up the passage of an education bill.

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    Eleanor Roosevelt Commemorates World Children's Day

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