CHICAGOMAG.COM EXCLUSIVE: Barack Obama, the man dubbed the organizer in chief, left Chicago for the White House, and the business of community organizing in the city now faces an uncertain future. What’s more, the movement—once rooted in liberalism—is being adopted by groups on the right, including the Tea Party.
By Daniel Libit
Published April 7, 2011
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Saul Alinsky, the father of community organizing, in 1966 on Chicago’s South Side