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Michael Myerson: Free Speech Movement Oral History Project

Myerson, Michael
Rubens, Lisa
Michael Myerson: Free Speech Movement Oral History Project
Prior to FSM Michael Myerson was an undergraduate at UC Berkeley who had been involved in a range of political activities including fair housing, opposition to capital punishment and HUAC. Myerson describes the site of student activity at Wheeler Oak before the construction of Sproul Plaza–when Telegraph Avenue ended at Sather Gate. He discusses, among other topics, the campaign of Dean of Students Herford Stone for the Berkeley City Council on an anti-fair housing platform, and his presidency of SLATE. In 1963 he had returned to Berkeley and organized the DuBois Club, the Communist Party student organization. During FSM he raised faculty support and advised leaders, but believed a non-student should not be directly involved. At the time of this interview he was Director of Communications for SEIU Local 1199 representing East Coast hospital workers.
Subject area(s):
Education and University of California
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
Free Speech Movement
Oskicat record:
Myerson, Michael. "Michael Myerson: Free Speech Movement Oral History Project." Interview by Lisa Rubens in 2000. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2014.