Born 1909, died 1972, Chicago, Illinois. "A passionate believer that social justice could be achieved through American democracy, Saul Alinsky methodically showed the 'have-nots' how to organize their communities, target the power brokers and politically out-maneuver them. The lessons he taught people about the nature of power, imparted dignity to the poor and helped create a backyard revolution in cities across America. His work influenced the struggle for civil rights and the farm workers movement, as well as the very nature of political protest." -- Independent Television Service (ITVS)
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Chicago Historical Society
Bibliography of books on or by Alinsky. [PDF]
An overview of Alinsky's work, along with the prologue from "Rules for Radicals".
Chicago Organizing: Tough, Cat-Clawing, Bloody
An organizer describes his own work in the South/Southwest side of Chicago, 1969-73, with some critical opinions of the sustainability of Alinsky's "visionless short-term pragmatism". (June 28, 2001)
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