Telegraph Avenue & Bancroft Way, Berkeley, January 18, 1970
All photos by Clay Geerdes
The origin of People's Park in April of 1969, and the ugly response to the park from the city of Berkeley and the state of California, can be seen at People's Park (Part 1).
On Sunday, January 18, 1970, at a spot near Hearst Avenue, another attempt to create a People's Park in Berkeley was carried out by a gathering of determined citizens. It was less than a year since local authorities, with self-serving support from Governor Ronald Reagan, had used violent action (which resulted in one young man being killed and many people being injured) to crush the spirit of freedom that had inspired the first attempt in April, 1969.
Tom Dunphy as "General Waste-More-Land"
Once again, Clay Geerdes and his camera were there, as evidenced by these photographs.
Next: 1960s Protest in the Bay Area (Part 1)