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Todd Gitlin

Originally posted August 2003

Letters to a Young Activist

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Todd Gitlin is a professor at Columbia University these days, but in the '60s Gitlin was president of the anti-war "Students for a Democratic Society," and a leading activist. Now there's a new generation of activists looking for some encouragement and direction. Gitlin recalls exactly how it felt to be on the front lines for something he believed in.

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