Mario Savio Photo

Mario Savio

Born: Dec 8, 1942

Death: Nov 6, 1996

Birthplace: Queens

Nationality: United States

Mario Savio

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1942
Date of Death : Nov 6, 1996
Birth Place : Queens

Mario Savio was an American political activist and a key member in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. He is most famous for his passionate speeches, especially the "put your bodies upon the gears" address given at Sproul Hall, University of California, Berkeley on December 2, 1964. Savio remains historically relevant as an icon of the earliest phase of the 1960s counterculture movement.

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