Pinback button with white background and text "LET THE / PEOPLE / DECIDE / sds"
This button was worn by a member of Students for a Democratic Society, a student activist movement representing the country's New Left. The organization was started in the mid-1960s and expanded rapidly, but was dissolved at its last convention in 1969. A faction of SDS formed the Weather Underground, identified by the FBI as a "domestic terrorist group."
Gift of Marilyn Satin Kushner
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