Saul Alinsky

Saul  Alinsky

Saul Alinsky was born in Chicago in 1909 and received his education in the city's streets and then at its university. He met the Capone group while doing graduate study in criminology at the University of Chicago, and later at Joliet State Prison, where he studied prison life. He established the Alinsky philosophy and the Alinsky concepts of mass organization for power, which are still used today. His efforts to organize the underprivileged to fight for their rights as citizens have been appreciated on a global scale.