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Subject: [Leica] OT: The Free Speech Movement
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 16:17:09 -0700
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On Mar 9, 2009, at 9:04 AM, Marc James Small wrote:

> The Free Speech Movement was an iconic protest group at UC Berkeley  
> formed in 1964 when the Administration attempted to ban all student  
> civil rights activities.  In many respects, the Free Speech  
> Movement's formation marked the transition of the counter-culture  
> from its Beatnik, Maynard G. Krebs, days to the ascent of the  
> Hippies.  One of the founers was the late Mario Savio, who  
> suggested, "never trust anyone over 30", which was to become one of  
> the grand slogans of the counter-culture.
> In 1980, on my 30th birthday, I walked into my first class and  
> advised my fellow students that no one should ever again trust me.   
> Blank stares resulted.  I then asked, "Mario Savio?"  More blank  
> stares.  "The Berkeley Free Speech Movement?" Yet more blank  
> stares.  "Never trust anyone over 30?"  Absolute lack of  
> comprehension.  Now, THAT day, I felt old.

I dare say that wasn't at UC Berkeley...       (probably at some east  
coast ivy league school...   :-)   )

> The same thing happened the day Bill Haley died.  No one had ever  
> heard of him, or his Comets, or "Rock Around the Clock" or THE  
> I had missed it, but Mario Savio died from heart problems in 1996.   
> I spoke with him, VERY briefly, in 1967.

those were the days...

Steve  (at Berkeley 1967 -1969, straight from Princeton)

> Marc
> msmall at
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In reply to: Message from lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin) ([Leica] American Graffitti)
Message from marcsmall at (Marc James Small) ([Leica] OT: The Free Speech Movement)