Demonstration by Students for a Democratic Society and others outside Newark Country Club
Photo of a demonstration by Students for a Democratic Society and others outside Newark Country Club from the 1967 Blue Hen (yearbook).
1967 Blue Hen
University of Delaware Archives and Records Management

During the 1960s and 1970s, the University of Delaware saw students at a new level of political engagement and commitment. Student political clubs, long a part of the campus community, became more active, giving voice to the turbulence of the period. A Delaware chapter of Students for a Democratic Society, a national New Left student organization, was formed in the mid-1960s, and led protests on campus and in the community.