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 Saul Alinsky

Saul Alinsky

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 12 Jun 1972 (aged 63)
Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, California, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Mount Mayriv
Memorial ID 43644932 · View Source
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Social Reformer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. His teachings influenced 44th United States President Barack Obama in his early career as a community organizer on the far South Side of Chicago, Illinois. Working for Gerald Kellman's Developing Communities Project, Obama learned and taught Alinsky's methods for community organizing. Several prominent national leaders have been influenced by Alinsky's teachings, including Ed Chambers, Tom Gaudette, Michael Gecan, Wade Rathke, and Patrick Crowley. Alinsky is often credited with laying the foundation for the grassroots political organizing that dominated the 1960s. Jack Newfield writing in New York Magazine included Alinsky among "the purest avatars of the [populist] movement," along with Ralph Nader, Cesar Chavez, and Jesse Jackson.


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"LET THEM CALL ME REBEL AND WELCOME, I FEEL NO CONCERN FROM IT; BUT I SHOULD SUFFER THE MISERY OF DEVILS, WERE I TO MAKE A WHORE OF MY SOUL..."

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  • Originally Created by: Ron Buchinski
  • Added: 28 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43644932
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Saul Alinsky (30 Jan 1909–12 Jun 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43644932, citing Zion Gardens Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .