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Todd Gitlin, 1960s Radical Who Critiqued Left-Wing Movements, Dies at 79

HeadlineFeb 08, 2022

Todd Gitlin, one of the founding members of Students for a Democratic Society, has died at the age of 79. Gitlin helped organize protests against racial segregation in the Jim Crow South and apartheid South Africa. He was also a leading opponent of the Vietnam War. Gitlin went on to become a professor of culture, journalism and sociology at NYU and Columbia Universities.

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