October 10, 2004

Where Were You in '63?

Alright, this is really delving into minutiae here, but it's an irresistible confluence of effluvia.

The Confidence Man reads in this morning's SF Chron a couple of articles upon the 40th anniversary of Mario Savio's speech which ignited the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley.

One of the articles is a fairly comprehensive bio of Savio.

This biosketch points to Savio's support of the Civil Right Movement, which was supported and replicated in San Francisco in 1963:

Some students joined pickets of Bay Area businesses that refused to hire blacks, including Mel's Drive-Ins ...

Yes, that Mel's Drive-In.

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