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Author, '60s activist and anti-war leader Carl Oglesby dead at age 76
NEW YORK (AP) ' A leading activist in the 1960s who headed the campus organization Students for a Democratic Society and gave a memorable and frequently quoted speech denouncing the Vietnam War, has died. Carl Oglesby was 76.
Oglesby died Tuesday at his home in Montclair, N.J. Todd Gitlin, a friend and fellow activist who went on to write several books, said Oglesby had been fighting lung cancer that spread throughout his body.
Born in 1935, Oglesby was already raising a family when he befriended students at the University of Michigan in the early '60s and became immersed in the protest movement. He was also a teacher and musician, and he wrote such books as "Who Killed JFK?" and the memoir "Ravens in the Storm."