Category Archives: SDS

Hundred Flowers

“Hundred Flowers was an underground newspaper published in Minneapolis, Minnesota from April 17, 1970 to April 4, 1972. It was produced by a communal collective, with the main instigator being antiwar activist and former Smith College drama instructor Ed Felien. … Continue reading

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Half the Way with Mao Zedong

“The American left has never produced a group more self-critical than Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). In the years since the organization’s 1969 collapse, its former members have produced an endless stream of mea culpas. Some of this has … Continue reading

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The Missing History of the Columbia ’68 Protests By Mark Rudd

Mark Rudd, the president of the Columbia branch of Students for a Democratic Society, addressed students on May 3, 1968. “We entered Barnard and Columbia in the mid-1960s optimistic, eager to learn and proud of our new schools. By the … Continue reading

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Kudzu, Mississippi’s Radical Underground Newspaper, 1968-1972

“‘Subterranean News from the Heart of Old Dixie,’ the radical counterculture newspaper published 1968-1972 in Jackson, Mississippi, presented by the Student News Project. The Kudzu was among the first underground papers published in the Deep South… in easily the last … Continue reading

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With the Weathermen: The Personal Journal of a Revolutionary Woman – Susan Stern (1975)

“Drugs. Sex. Revolutionary violence. From its first pages, Susan Stern’s memoir With the Weathermen provides a candid, first-hand look at the radical politics and the social and cultural environment of the New Left during the late 1960s. The Weathermen–a U.S.-based, … Continue reading

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Diana Oughton

“Diana Oughton (January 26, 1942 – March 6, 1970) was a member of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Michigan Chapter and later, a member of the 1960s radical group Weather Underground. Oughton received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr … Continue reading

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Columbia University protests of 1968

Mark Rudd, Chairman of the Students for Democratic Society, talks to reporters. “The Columbia University protests of 1968 were among the many student demonstrations that occurred around the world in that year. The Columbia protests erupted over the spring of … Continue reading

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