Definition of Students for a Democratic Society from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Students for a Democratic Society

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(abbreviation SDS)
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an extreme US student political organization in the 1960s which opposed the Vietnam War. It was begun in 1960 and spread to many colleges and universities. Its members organized street protests which led to arrests outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. A year later, it divided into smaller groups.