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During the 60s there were social unrest on campuses across America as students became active in politics Students at UCB organized sit ins and other demenstrations against the racial discrimination When the university banned the students from the demenstrations students gathered together to form the Free Speech movement The university acted on the university charter law to ban politics on the college campus Even though the law was not supposed to be interperated in that way the university started enforcing the law This made the students very angry and rebelled towards the university The students began their free speech movement against the unconstitutional restrictions The largest sit in happened at Sproul Hall were police had to intervene arresting more than 700 people These were mostly students that wanted to advocate freedom of speech but instead were dragged off to jails The university soon changed its policies and allowed free speech as long as the demenstations were annonced ahead of time Mario Savio the leader of the movement advocated non violence but this would not be upheld The movement at UCB led way to many other campuses across the country By the 70s the movement ended across college campuses Black Radicalism was on the move during the 60s as the Black Panthers formed This group under Huey Newton and Bobby Seale represented African Americans in a different way other then the Civil Rights Movement The group felt that African Americans were being wrongly targeted by white police officers They were sick of the racism and wanted to be able to protect themselves as much as possible The intentions of the Black Panther were to use non violence to defend themselves Although they were non violent they would carry guns just in case violence broke out The Panthers were not a racist group but one that is for protection from all harm no matter who it was They believe that they are fighting a class
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