Activist Tom Hayden died Sunday night in Santa Monica of complications from a stroke he suffered a year and a half ago. Hayden was a civil rights advocate who rode with the Freedom Riders in the South during the 60s. He became most famous as an anti-war activist and founder of Students for a Democratic Society, and for his marriage to actress Jane Fonda. Hayden was very active in California politics serving in the California Assembly and Senate and mounting a failed bid for the Governor’s office. Joining us to remember Tom Hayden is Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism and Sociology at Columbia University. Gitlin succeeded Hayden as president of Students for a Democratic Society.
Longtime Progressive Activist Tom Hayden Dies At 76 (KQED News)