Robert Cole Recalls Sixties Protest Movement

The New York Times, November 18, 2011 by Jennifer Gollan

A half-century ago, Berkeley’s protest movement revolved around racial equality, free speech and, later, opposition to the Vietnam War…. “At first,” Mr. Cole said, “the university couldn’t really understand why students were asserting themselves in this way. But these issues were so blatantly American issues, so they appealed to a very large cross section of students and faculty.”