Science for the People

Science for the People was, and is, a radical scientists organization. At the height of the antiwar struggle in the late 1960s, a group of scientists and engineers based in Cambridge, Mass., began to look at the role of their fields in the larger political culture. Calling themselves Scientists and Engineers for Social and Political Action (SESPA), the group took the slogan “Science for the People,” which in turn became the name of their organization.

With a collective membership that spread nation-wide, Science for the People was a voice for radical science and an active presence framing  scientific debates.

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Learn more about the Science for the People Records. Non-digitized material is available for research at SCUA.