RIP Tom HaydenTuesday, November 15 2016 @ 04:51 am Contributed by: JJ Amaworo Wilson
On October 23rd we lost writer/activist/politician Tom Hayden. He’d lived a life of service in the pursuit of social justice.
Hayden was one of the original Freedom Riders, journeying to the Deep South in 1961 and getting beaten up for his efforts. The following year, while in jail in Georgia, he drafted the Port Huron statement that was to provide the manifesto for the SDS (Students for Democratic Society), an organization that became central to the promotion of peace in the Sixties.