Re: Bay Are civil righs movement [multiple responses]
Thu, 4 Apr 1996 13:48:27 -0500


Re. Jo Freeman's inquiry about Berkeley (hi Jo), it may be difficult for you
to gain access, but I would think the University might have some archival
material on the period you're looking at (63-64); I know they have stuff on
the FSM.

Ted Morgan



Sender: "M.J. Cressey-Hackett" <>
Subject: Re: Bay Are civil righs movement

Dear jo Freeman

I have not been following closely, so I don't know whether I can help.
However i am in the States researching for my PhD on Casey hayden's life
and I saw a lot of stuff on the Friends of SNCC- Bay Area 1960-64/5 in
the SNCC Papers. Betty Garman was running it for a long time and she
corresponded a lot with Casey hayden who was Northern Coordinator at
SNCC's Atlanta HQ.

If I can be of any more help Contact me at Duke on

Best wishes

Maureen Cressey-Hackett.



Sender: (James L. Wood)
Subject: Re: Bay Are civil righs movement

Jo: David Horowitz book, Student: The Political Activities of the Berkeley
Students (N.Y.: Ballantine), was published in 1962 and covers the period
of 1958-1962, not the late sixties which, of course, he also wrote about
elsewhere. It is worth getting through interlibrary loan, as it is one of
the few such discussions of that period. As for 1963-1964, I was in San
Francisco in Law School and was out of touch with the Berkeley scene that
year. I also have not seen much written about that period, even though it
certainly was the background period for the FSM. I do have a recollection
that Brad Cleveland wrote a piece right before the FSM more or less
predicting some kind of politcal outpouring was in store. Oddly enough,
Lewis Feuer's infamous The Conflict of Generations (N.Y.: Basic Books,
1969) goes into considerable "historical" detail about the FSM (which he
hated), and events leading to it, that it might (with all its
over-interpreted footnotes) be a good source of information you could
pursue. Finally, you should contact Hardy Frye at U.C. Berkeley's
Institute for the Study of Social Change (Troy Duster, and other
sociologists are also affiliated with it). I think Hardy -- who has a
Ph.D. in Sociology from Berkeley and taught at (and resigned from both)
Yale and U.C. Santa Cruz over racial policies -- is also studying the Bay
Area civil rights movement, perhaps going back to the Thirties or before.
He is extremely knowledgeable, as he was an early Southern civil rights
participant and author of a book on it, before moving North. Again, the
best of luck, Jim

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Sender: (James L. Wood)
Subject: Re: Bay Are civil righs movement [2 responses] (fwd)

Jo: If you had the time, the San Francisco Chronicle would have carried
Bay Area civil rights stories in 1963-1964 concerning protests such as
those at Auto Row and the Sheraton Palace Hotel. If I recall, Dr. Carlton
Goodlet was a civil rights leader in the Bay Area at that time and would
have been the focus of written discussions in the Chronicle that year.
Good luck, Jim Wood

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Sender: Barbara L Tischler <>
Subject: Re: Bay Are civil righs movement [2 responses] (fwd)

Dear Jo,
Barnard College owns a copy of "The Torch is Passed." I don't know
what the library's policies are on viewing for non-Barnard folks, but a
call to Ms. Christina Bickford at teh Barnard college Library might at
lleast fill you in on what you can and can't do. I know their films do
not circulate. Otherwise, try the Donnell Library.


Barbara L. Tischler