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Origins and participation of the Students for a Democratic Society, SDS in foreign policy are pinpointed by these remarks: "SDS finds its roots much less in foreign policy or international relations considerations, and much more in the dynamics of late-50's and early 1960's domestic matters, in particular, the emerging Civil Rights Movement. " Sally Todd Minneapolis Sally's observation is very much on the mark. SDS came, primarily out of orientation from the Civil Rights movement during the early 60s. It was after Pres. Johnson began the build of American military forces in Vietnam, from 1965 onward; attention then, turned more towards foreign relations and Vietnam war protests. This change by the Civil Rights movement in direction arose initially out of Southern Black influences. Civil Rights efforts were being hurt in the South, by political and policy attentions focused on the war. Leadership within the Civil Rights movement split; some calling for greater attention, to be given against Johnson's foreign policy and war efforts, as tactics. Thereafter, they would include war protests within overall Civil Rights protests. This tactical split in the Black Civil Rights movement eventually led to their more "radicalization", from the traditional non-violent Black protests and movement. There was another reason for this shift. Monies being devoted to the war, made less federal money available for rebuilding urban centers and cities priorities from civil rights effort. Getting political and policy attentions turned back to the Great Society and financing domestic purposes, helped shape the change in tactics, to emphasizing international relations inclusion within protests overall. Wyatt Reader MA UCLA---Whittier College California Community Colleges//private