Tag Archives: Mario Savio

Chapter 4, The Free Speech Movement, My First Bust, Part I

Chapter Four THE FREE SPEECH MOVEMENT I first heard about the Free Speech Movement from my lunch-mates at Oakland City College. We had already been following the Mel’s Diner, “auto row” and “hotel” sit-ins in San Francisco that brought on the FSM, and we were excited that these events meant that now one need not […]

Chapter Six, Wars and Rumors of Wars, Part 1

Chapter Six  WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS Anthropologist Margaret Mead recounts in her biography her reaction to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. She writes that she took the only copy of the manuscript she had been working on for years and “tore up every page,” because she felt that that one event would change the […]

Talking politics

It is possible to see the roots of  my personal political evolution in my parents’ devotion to the Democratic Party, the labor movement and FDR, and that devotion as directly attributable to their status as poor, rural people during the Great Depression. However, this is an academic kind of truth and has only an intellectual […]

Jentri Anders Radio Interview on FSM 50th Reunion

50 years ago Below is a link to a KHSU (Humboldt State University) radio show Dec. 5, 2014 in which I am interviewed by host Eric Kirk on the 50th anniversary of the FSM sit-in and bust, UC Berkeley, Dec. 3, 1964. http://khsu.streamguys.net/10002.mp3 Some visuals:  Mario on the car. Mario makes a point.   Jack […]

Thirty years later

On December 3, 1994, I was in Berkeley attending the 30-year reunion of the Free Speech Movement. I went for myself and, though it was an emotional roller coaster from start to finish, I had no regrets about having gone. I reconnected with friends who had moved my life, was cured of torches carried far […]

Reaction to the FSM

[For Gerry Berreman, see headings below] One of the side-effects of student activism that was reinforced by the Free Speech Movement was a broader discussion of the role of the university in society, which included arguments as to the definition of a university, what a university education should look like and what the role of […]

Shades of Gump: leaders I met, sort of

Although I can say I did actually meet several of the principals and “talking heads” in Berkeley in the Sixties, during the sixties, it was definitely in passing and they would never remember it. It was a purely Forrest Gumpian experience each time, except that I’m sure that, unlike Gump, I had no influence on […]

Vietnam Day Committee

[Gerry Berreman’s letter on the VDC is in a separate post under his name. It is a tagging error I don’t know how to fix] Low woman on the totem pole During my limited free time at Berkeley, I hung around a lot in the anthropology students’  break room on the second floor of Kroeber […]