Category Archives: SDS

Students for a Democratic Society

“Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was a national student activist organization in the United States during the 1960s, and was one of the principal representations of the New Left. Disdaining permanent leaders, hierarchical relationships and parliamentary procedure, the founders … Continue reading

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Casey Hayden

Casey Hayden at Freedom Summer orientation, July 10, 1964, Herbert Randall Freedom Summer Photographs, USM “Sandra Cason ‘Casey’ Hayden (born October 31, 1937), was an American radical student activist and civil rights worker in the 1960s. Recognized for her defense … Continue reading

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JACOBIN No.29 / Spring 2018: 1968

“Between us we can change this rotten society. Now, put on your coat and make for the nearest cinema. Look at their deadly love-making on the screen. Isn’t it better in real life? Make up your mind to learn to … Continue reading

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Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American – L. A. Kauffman

“In 1971, the People Didn’t Just March on Washington — They Shut It Down. The largest and most audacious direct action in US history is also among the least remembered, a protest that has slipped into deep historical obscurity. It was … Continue reading

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The Rag

“The Rag was an underground newspaper published in Austin, Texas from 1966–1977. The weekly paper covered political and cultural topics that the conventional press ignored, such as the growing antiwar movement, the sexual revolution, gay liberation, and the drug culture. … Continue reading

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Seattle Liberation Front

The Seattle Seven and two of their attorneys in summer 1970, photographer unknown “The Seattle Liberation Front, or SLF, was a radical anti-Vietnam War movement, based in Seattle, Washington, in the United States. The group, founded by the University of … Continue reading

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1968: Art and Politics in Chicago

“In the weeks leading up to the convention, the city prepared for battle, even surrounding the site of the convention, the International Amphitheater, with barbed wire. It appeared Daley intended to make good on his promise: ‘[a]s long as I … Continue reading

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Addressing Inner City Issues – SDS and the War on Poverty

ERAP Newsletter Cover for July 23, 1965. “The Port Huron Statement touched on multiple fronts, including the urban crisis and the problem of poverty. The SDS manifesto criticized ‘a national celebration of economic prosperity while poverty and deprivation remain an … Continue reading

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Echoes of 1969 – Harvard University and the Vietnam War

Shortly before noon on April 9, student demonstrators convened in front of Memorial Church before heading to University Hall to read their demands. … “In the late 1960s, American society seemed in crisis. The Tet Offensive that began in January … Continue reading

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The Campaign Against The Underground Press*

Kaleidoscope, April 26-May 9, 1969 “In the 1960s, investigative journalists, poets, novelists, political activists, community organizers, and artists formed an unprecedented alliance for change in the vigorous underground press movement that flourished in the United States. This network of counterculture, … Continue reading

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