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Alan Haber

Alan Haber
Haber in 2007.
Born Robert Alan Haber
Residence Michigan
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Michigan 1954-1965, bachelor's degree
Occupation Activist
Known for First president of Students for a Democratic Society

Robert Alan Haber is an American activist. He was the first president of NAACP sit-ins against segregated lunch counters in Greensboro, North Carolina.


  • Early life and education 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life and education

Haber "came from a leftist background".[3] His father William Haber, an economist, former dean and professor at the University of Michigan, was an "energetic" supporter of U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal with socialist-progressive sympathies.[5][6] Haber's parents named him after former Wisconsin governor, congressman and senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr., advocate of the Wisconsin Idea political reforms in the late 19th century and early 20th century.[7] Haber has one brother.[8]

In 1954, Haber enrolled at the University of Michigan.[9] He graduated in 1965.[10][11][6]


Haber makes a living as a

  • Alan Haber on LocalWiki
  • Megiddo Peace Project on LocalWiki
  • "Has Ann Arbor Lost its Liberal Mojo?", The Ann, October 2011

External links

  1. ^ Sale, Kirkpatrick (1973). SDS: Ten Years Towards a Revolution. Random House. 
  2. ^ Scholarly Resources, Inc. (1991). Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the FBI File on the Students for a Democratic Society and the Weatherman Underground Organization. 
  3. ^ a b Towne, David, J.D. (1998). "SDS: Rage Against the Machine". Albion College: Unpublished undergraduate research paper. 
  4. ^ Zulick, Margaret D. (1996). "Movement Chronology from the Civil War to the Present". from course on American Rhetorical Movements (COM 341): Wake Forest University. 
  5. ^ Miller, James (1987). Democracy is in the Streets: Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago. Simon and Schuster. 
  6. ^ a b Frederic Alan Maxwell (June 20, 2012). "Port Huron Statement turns 50". Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ Levine, Peter (2000). The New Progressive Era: Toward a Fair and Deliberative Democracy. Rowman and Littlefield. 
  8. ^ Sam Howe Verhovek (January 3, 1989). "William Haber, Who Directed Aid To Jewish Refugees, Is Dead at 89".  
  9. ^ Wendy Ochoa (September 2010). "’60s activist Alan Haber predicts today’s ‘enslaved’ students will rise again". The Washtenaw Voice. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ Chelsea Landry (November 1, 2011). "Famous 1960s activists visit Occupy Ann Arbor site".  
  11. ^ Jeremy Allen (March 22, 2015). "U-M professors' first teach-in 50 years ago launched a national movement".  
  12. ^ "Welcome to the Megiddo Peace Project". Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Students for a Democratic Society". Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "An evening with Alan Haber, founder of S.D.S. and Long Haul Infoshop : Indybay".  
  15. ^ Miller, Janet (Feb 1, 2012). "Activism in 2012: SDS founder Alan Haber and Odile Hugonot-Haber leading discussion on Occupy movement".  


Haber lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his partner Odile Hugonot-Haber.[15]

Personal life

He helped found the Berkeley, California Long Haul Infoshop, an anarchist resource center and community space.[14]


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