Monday, December 26

The Port Huron Statement, 1962

Wikipedia - "The Port Huron Statement is a 1962 political manifesto of the North American student activist movement Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). It was written primarily by Tom Hayden, a University of Michigan student and then the Field Secretary of SDS, with help from 58 other SDS members, and completed on June 15, 1962, at a United Auto Workers retreat in Port Huron, Michigan (now Lakeport State Park), for the group’s first national convention. A few years later, however, the SDS shifted away from labor unions and more towards the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). ..."
Dissent: The Port Huron Statement at Fifty
NYU: The Port Huron Statement @ 50 (Video)
NY Times: The Port Huron Statement at 50
amazon: The Port Huron Statement: The Vision Call of the 1960s Revolution by Tom Hayden, A New Insurgency: The Port Huron Statement and Its Times, The Port Huron Statement: Sources and Legacies of the New Left's Founding Manifesto