Mario Savio was a California student leader.
Mario Savio was a student leader for the radical "Free Speech Movement" of the Early 1960's, a movement that set the tone for the image of UC Berkeley. Savio was featured in a documentary which "focused on UC Berkeley’s history of activism." 
Free Speech MovementFree Speech Movement took place at UC Berkeley from Sept. 10, 1964, through Jan. 4, 1965.  It was a "student protest...under the informal leadership of students Mario Savio, Jack Weinberg, Michael Rossman, Brian Turner, Bettina Aptheker, Steve Weissman, Art Goldberg, Jackie Goldberg..."
The FSM "was a struggle by students over the right to engage in political speech on campus, which helped to catalyze broader political activism on campuses around the country over student rights, civil rights and the Vietnam War."
- ‘Berkeley in the Sixties’ aims to affect the present | Retrieved August 14, 2015
- Three Months of Crisis: Chronology of Events | Retrieved August 13, 2015
- Free Speech Movement, UC Berkeley - Online Audio Recordings | Retrieved August 13, 2015
- Don't trust anyone over 30, unless it's Jack Weinberg | Retrieved August 14, 2015