Todd Gitlin

Columbia University

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Professor of Journalism and Sociology and Chair of Communications at Columbia University; author of Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage, The Bulldozer and The Big Tent: Blind Republicans, Lame Democrats and the Recovery of American Ideals and The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election; former President of Students for a Democratic Society (1963-1964); protester at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, attendee at the 2008 Democratic Convention and former blogger about it for Harpers

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American History is filled with marches and protest movements. What does it take for a demonstration to lead to real change?

How effective have mass protests been?

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Tom Hayden wrote the  Port Huron Statement , which became a blueprint for civil rights and anti-war protest in the 1960s.

Politician and anti-war activist Tom Hayden dead at 76

Tom Hayden wrote the Port Huron Statement , which became a blueprint for civil rights and anti-war protest in the 1960s.

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