“The Free Speech Movement was the first revolt of the 1960s to bring to a college campus the mass civil disobedience tactics pioneered in the civil rights movement. Those tactics, most notably the sit-in, would give students unprecedented leverage to make demands on university administrators, setting the stage for mass student protests against the Vietnam War.” – Robert Cohen, author of Freedom’s Orator

In October 2014, UC Berkeley celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. Here are some archival photos and videos from that event.

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Explore the timeline of the Free Speech Movement