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Michael Lerner: Free Speech Movement Oral History Project

Lerner, Michael
Rubens, Lisa
Michael Lerner: Free Speech Movement Oral History Project
Michael Lerner was a first year graduate student in the Department of Philosophy, on leave from the Jewish Theological Seminary of Columbia University where he had been studying to become a rabbi. Lerner discusses the experience of surrounding the police car and his growing involvement in the Steering Committee of FSM. Lerner organized Students Against Nazi Amnesty and describes the role of Jewish students in FSM. Lerner became a professor of Philosophy at Trinity College. He subsequently left academia and founded the Center for Labor and Mental Health, the New American Movement. [NAM] and Tikkun magazine and the Network of Spiritual Progressives.
Subject area(s):
Education and University of California
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
Free Speech Movement
Oskicat record:
Lerner, Michael. "Michael Lerner: Free Speech Movement Oral History Project." Interview by Lisa Rubens in 1999. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2014.