- Name: Saul Alinsky
- Born: 01/30/1909
- Died: 06/12/1972 (63 years old)
- Occupation: Community organizer, writer, political activist
Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community activist and political theorist. His work through the Chicago-based Industrial Areas Foundation helping poor communities organize to press demands upon landlords, politicians and business leaders won him national recognition and notoriety. Responding to the impatience of a New Left generation of activists in the 1960s, in his widely cited Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer (1971) Alinsky defended the arts both of confrontation and of compromise involved in community organizing as keys to the struggle for social justice.
Birth Name: Saul David Alinsky
Notable Works: Rules for Radicals (1971)
Awards: Pacem in Terris Award
Alias: Saul David Alinsky
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Death Place: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, U.S.
Saul Alinsky quotes :
Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.Saul Alinsky
Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in.Saul Alinsky
A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family.Saul Alinsky