Original handbill announcing the appearance of James Baldwin at a benefit for the Free Speech Movement at the Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, December 16, 1964. James BALDWIN.

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Original handbill announcing the appearance of James Baldwin at a benefit for the Free Speech Movement at the Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, December 16, 1964.

Printed in black on white paper stock. 28x21.5cm. Baldwin's speech ('Critique of modern morality and the abdication of responsibility') was recorded and later broadcast on Berkeley radio station, KPFA. A statement along the lower edge explains that UC Berkeley's no-collection edict forbade his appearance at the University (since September 1964 UC Berkeley had become the focus of mass student protests against regulations limiting their political activities). Faint central vertical and horizontal folds; light creasing; overall, Very Good.

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