April 18, 2017. The Free Speech Movement
April 20, 2017. Grape Boycott, Watts Uprising, Alcatraz Occupation
Free Speech Movement Multimedia
- Timeline of Free Speech Movement Events [[Krystal: this is made using the software I showed you Thursday]].
Mario Savio’s infamous Sproul Hall Sit-in Address on December 2, 1964 at the University of California, Berkeley was given at the height of the Free Speech Movement. Many students, including Savio, spent the summer on 1964 down in Mississippi registering black sharecroppers to vote during Freedom Summer. They were radicalized in the South and began to tune into the necessity for Free Speech on college campuses to protect and expand Civil Rights.
Berkeley in the Sixties (1990) directed by Mark Kitchell chronicles the emergence of the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall semester of 1964. Kitchell masterfully uses oral history interviews and historical footage to integrate the story of SLATE and the student uprising in the larger historical context of the anti-Vietnam movement, the rise of the Black Panther Party, as well as the counter-culture.
Multimedia for Grape Boycott, Watts, & Alcatraz
- Your main objective this week is to finish your collaborative research assignment on the history of the Santa Anita Assembly Center & Riots.
- Compare and contrast the representations of the longer history and context of the Grape Boycotts represented in last week’s article on corporations and this week’s article on theology. What do you think the larger catalysts were and defining forces? Let me know in 1-2 paragraphs.