Students for a Democratic Society: a graphic history

In Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History, the famed graphic novelist Harvey Pekar, the gifted artist Gary Dumm, the renowned historian Paul Buhle, and a marvelous cast of they-were-there contributors illustrate their struggle, bringing to life the tumultuous decade that first defined and then was defined by the men and women who gathered under the SDS banner. Students for a Democratic Society captures the idealism and activism that drove a generation of young Americans to believe that even one person’s actions can help transform the world.

Santa Cruz’s Wes Modes illustrates two violent moments in the days of student activism: the massacre at Kent State and the Weather Underground’s participation in the November 1969 riots in Washington.

Pekar, Harvey, Gary Dumm, and Paul Buhle. Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History. New York: Hill and Wang, 2008. Print.