Born on December 8, 1942 in New York City, Mario Savio was a philosophy student at University of California, Berkeley, when he became a principal organizer and spokesperson in the school's historic Free Speech Movement. In addition to his activism in California, Savio spent a summer in Mississippi championing civil rights. He spent his adult years teaching mathematics and philosophy at Sonoma State University. Savio died on November 6, 1996 at the age of 53.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- FBI Freedom of Information Act Collection (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)