Tag Archives: Mark Kitchell

Notes on Berkeley in the Sixties film

A presentation that accompanied the viewing of the film at Southern Oregon State University in Eugene, Oregon, September 27, 1996, transcribed from the tape. One of the subjects I have been asked to address especially today is the historical split between the New Left and the counter-culture. I would refer you especially to the foootage […]

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 […]

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 […]

Token Follower

There are people who are and were mystified that I was one of the interviewees in Berkeley in the Sixties, given that I was in no way a leader or an expert on anything and, in fact, was not even a student at Berkeley when I was arrested in the Free Speech Movement. The answer […]