With the participation of thousands of students, the Free Speech Movement was the first mass civil disobedience in college campus of the United States during 1960s. It exhibits far-reaching influence on the political views and values of generations of college students, university administrations, and the general public in the United States. The students created SLATE to promote the right of free pdf to speech groups to support off-campus issues.
According to existing rules at the time, fundraising for political parties was limited exclusively to the Democratic and Republican school clubs. Avenues would be “strictly enforced. This strip was until then thought to be city property, not campus property. He refused to show his identification to the campus police and was arrested.
There was a spontaneous movement of students to surround the police car in which he was to be transported. The police car remained there for 32 hours, all while Weinberg was inside it. At one point, there may have been 3,000 students around the car. The car was used as a speaker’s podium and a continuous public discussion was held which continued until the charges against Weinberg were dropped.
Among other grievances was the fact that four of their leaders were being singled out for punishment. Freedom classes” were held by teaching assistants on one floor, and a special Channukah service took place in the main lobby. But we’re a bunch of raw materials that don’t mean to be — have any process upon us. Don’t mean to be made into any product! Don’t mean — Don’t mean to end up being bought by some clients of the University, be they the government, be they industry, be they organized labor, be they anyone!
There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious — makes you so sick at heart — that you can’t take part. You can’t even passively take part. And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all. December 4, 1964, police cordoned off the building, and at 3:30 a. They were released on their own recognizance after a few hours behind bars. After much disturbance, the University officials slowly backed down.