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Creator:Students for a Democratic Society
Creator:University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.
Title:Part of the Solution

Announces: 1.) "SDS will have a literature table set up in front of the HUB each day during registration.” 2.) “SDS meets each Sunday at 7:30 PM in 201 Loew Hall for the rest of September.” 3.) “The first SDS meeting of fall quarter will be Thursday, October 2, at 2:30 PM. (The room will be posted in the HUB).” Calls for: 1.) “Abolish ROTC.” 2.) “Shut down the [UW’s] Far Eastern and Russian Institute.” 3.) “All US occupational troops get out of Vietnam, Thailand, Guatemala, the black community, the schools, and everywhere else they don’t belong.” 4.) “Release of all political prisoners.” Quote from document: “You’re either part of the problem -- or part of the solution.” --Eldridge Cleaver Quote from document: “Song Chang Valley, Vietnam -- ‘I am sorry, sir, but my men refused to go -- we cannot move out,’ Lt. Eugene Shurtz Jr., reported to his battalion commander over a crackling field telephone.” --Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tues., Aug. 26, 1969 Quote from document: “Mayor Daley says: Hey kids! Bring the war home!” Quote from document: “A revolution is not a spectacle! There are no spectators! Everyone participates whether they know it or not.” --Anonymous flyer Background information: The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) were “a radical student organization of the 1960s. In the influential Port Huron (Mich.) Statement (1962), the organization...called for students to join in a movement to establish ‘participatory democracy.’ It was not until later in the decade, however, with the growth of the anti–Vietnam War movement, that the organization became well known. SDS demonstrations against the war drew thousands of protesters. In 1968, SDS sponsored a protest at Columbia Univ. that was ended by the arrest of more than 700 protesters. In that same year, increasingly divided by factional disputes, the organization collapsed, leaving behind a small faction, known as the Weathermen, that advocated violent revolutionary action.” ( The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001. ) Note on date: 1969 is penciled and stamped on document.

Types:Pamphlets | StillImage | Text
Subjects:Racisim--United States | Human rights--United States | Vietnam Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements | Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) | United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps | Black Panther Party | United States, Washignton, King County, Seattle, 47.6062095, -122.3320708
Collection:Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
Institution:University of Washington's Libraries
Contributors:University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections Division
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