In preparation for the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement during the 2014 fall semester, a new, interactive website has launched featuring a visual history of the momentous events of 1964.

Visit to view biographies of UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff who were leaders of the Free Speech Movement, along with additional resources such as images, video, news coverage, books, documentaries, and a graphics toolkit.

The visual history was developed in consultation with FSM veterans to outline the cultural and political environment of 1964 and the events that comprised a period of student activism which ultimately influenced freedom of speech regulations on college campuses across the U.S.

Current students are invited to submit designs for the 50th anniversary commemorative poster, in a contest co-sponsored by UC Berkeley’s On The Same Page program, and the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. In addition to campus recognition, the winner will receive a cash prize of up to $2,000.00. The deadline to enter the contest is Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm. See the website for complete guidelines.

A blog will be added this fall to document the exciting events that will commemorate the anniversary of the FSM, including: a rally at noon on October 1st on Sproul Plaza, the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture on October 2nd at Wheeler Auditorium, and a “Berkeley Talks” panel discussion with Chancellor Dirks and yet-to-be-announced luminaries in the modern world of social activism. A special events calendar can be found here.