60s midterm study guide 2010

60s midterm study guide 2010 - influence on student...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Midterm study guide-1960s Freedom Summer- was a campaign in the United States launched in June 1964 to attempt to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi, which up to that time had almost totally excluded black voters. The project also set up dozens of Freedom Schools and Freedom Houses in small towns throughout Mississippi to aid the local black population. The project, which was opposed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and barely welcomed by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was organized by the only two groups working on Civil Rights in Mississippi. SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) -was a student activist movement in the United States that was one of the main iconic representations of the country's New Left. The organization developed and expanded rapidly in the mid-1960s before dissolving at its last convention in 1969. SDS was the organizational high point for student radicalism in the United States and has been an important
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: influence on student organizing in the decades since its collapse. Participatory democracy, direct action, radicalism, student power, shoestring budgets, and its organizational structure are all present in varying degrees in current national student activist groups. Though various organizations have been formed in subsequent years as proposed national networks for left-wing student organizing, none has approached the scale of SDS, and most have lasted a few years at best. • Participatory Democracy-the political life would be based in several root principles: that decision-making of basic social consequences be carried on by public groups; that politics can be seen positively as they are collectively creating an acceptable pattern of social relations; that politics has the function of bringing out of isolation and into community. Unorganized exercise of “participatory democracy” led to the Free Speech Movement...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online