What impact do you think the name "Students for a Democratic Society" had on people?

1 Answer
May 4, 2017

It promoted the struggle against segregation and then against the escalation in Vietnam


The SDS was created after the 1962 Port Huron Statement.


It denounced segregation and other social issues and shifted their grievances towards the end of the Vietnam War after 1964.

They convinced people to go into political activism for those issues.

The notion of "democracy" contrasted with the radicalism of those students, it may have been a wrong term. It was probably a strategy to attract activists and sympathy from American public opinion.