Berkeley Protest Of The 1960's Analysis

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The Berkeley protest of the 1960’s was a series of protest that occurred in the University of California, Berkeley with the support of thousand of students. This was the first national movement of young activism in history. The Sheraton Palace Demonstration movement was the first civil rights movement to happen. Berkeley students protested to end racial discrimination against the hiring practices of the hotel. Hundreds of students gathered into the hotel lobby to do 10 hour sit ins in hopes to make a change. Many were arrested but after long term negotiation with the hotel administration, it was agreed to hire minorities in the hotel. The victory of the march made Berkeley students believed that their protests were able to make a difference.
Before any movement occurred in the Berkeley campus, students were forced to keep their political opinions off college campus and in 1964 the campus administration banned all political activities. Hundreds of students were not in favor of this rule. One of these students was Jack Weinberg who happen to get arrested for spreading political literature. Weinberg arrest was the starting point of student activism. Mario Savio a student leader,
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Students were mad for the expulsions and decide occupy Berkeley Sproul Hall overnight. The protest led to the arrest of hundreds of students and made national news. This then leads to what I understood from the free speech movement and my standpoint of this historical action. The Berkeley students were incredibly influential and intelligent. It’s the very first time in history that you are able to see the young unite. Political topics were often neglected in schools because it became a breaking point of arguing and fear. However, these students took it upon themselves to act non violent and march for what they believe was

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