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Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was a progressive activism organization working to impliment revolutionary ideals in America. Originally nonviolent, the group experienced a drastic change in the late 1960's when it adopted tactics based on the Leninist conception of a Vanguard Party. This exhibit catalgoues the development of relations between SDS's Austin chapter and institutions of authority in the city.
This exhibit highlights key figures that have exemplified this change throughout the University’s history. By analyzing long-forgotten publications, individual correspondences, and personal narratives found in the campus archives, these key figures bridged gaps, created change, and helped to define the heritage in which students still participate today.