sds was the largest and most influential US 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.
There is 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.
Click on "request to join". (You have to be a Facebook member first.)
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.