sdswas the largest and most influential
radical student organization of the 1960s. At its inception in 1960, there
were just a few dozen members, inspired by the civil rights movement and
initially concerned with equality, economic justice, peace, and
participatory democracy. With the escalation of the Vietnam War, SDS grew
rapidly as young people protested the destruction wrought by the US
government and military. Polite protest turned into stronger and more
determined resistance as rage and frustration increased all across the country.
Searching the Web for SDS source material, we found no centralized resource.
This site is an attempt to remedy that problem. It is a work in progress,
and your feedback, submissions, and suggestions for links are welcome.
A Facebook group for those who gravitated toward or were
active in SDS and related groups. Trade stories and photos about
the past and about our current projects.
In the search window at the top of the Facebook
type SDS & '60s Leftists, and then
click on "request to join". (You have to be a Facebook
Activists from around the country who feel
that a student movement is desperately needed to carry on the struggle for
participatory democracy have formed a national organization,
also called Students for a Democratic Society.
For more information, click here.