Milestones, Jun. 26, 1972

Died. Saul Alinsky, 63, radical activist and organizer who for more than three decades taught the poor and oppressed how to fight for change; of a heart attack; in Carmel, Calif. The Chicago-born son of a Russian tailor, Alinsky first tasted combat when he sided with dissident miners against John L. Lewis during the 1930s. Inspired by the era's mass organizing methods, Alinsky set up a training school for organizers, the Industrial Areas Foundation. With pickets, boycotts and stockholder revolts, he worked in behalf of impoverished Irish Americans in Chicago, unemployed blacks in...

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