Bill Zimmerman (activist)

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Bill Zimmerman
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Known foranti-war activist

Bill Zimmerman (born 1940) is a political consultant who was an American anti-war activist during the Vietnam War.


He earned a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1967. In the late 60s, he taught at the University of Chicago, and at Brooklyn College.[1] He helped organize the 1967 March on the Pentagon.[2][3][4] In the late 1970s, he helped organize for rent control in Santa Monica.[5]

Bill Zimmerman is a co-founder of the political consulting firm, Zimmerman and Markman. He was featured in the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick series "The Vietnam War," shown on PBS. Zimmerman also wrote "Troublemaker: A Memoir from the Front Lines of the Sixties."


  • Zimmerman, Bill (2012). Troublemaker : a memoir from the front lines of the sixties. New York: Anchor Books. ISBN 978-0-307-73950-6.[6][7]
  • Zimmerman, Bill (2017-10-24). "Opinion | The Four Stages of the Antiwar Movement". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  • Zimmerman, Bill (1967-10-21). "When We Marched on the Pentagon". Truthdig. Retrieved 2017-10-28.


  1. ^ "Actions". New Republic. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  2. ^ Smith, David (2017-10-21). "How this 1967 Vietnam war protest carried the seeds of American division". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  3. ^ "Isserman on Panel at VPCC Conference - News - Hamilton College". Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  4. ^ "The March on the Pentagon: An Oral History". The New York Times. 2017-10-20. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  5. ^ Derek, Shearer, (1982). "How the Progressives Won in Santa Monica".
  6. ^ "ZELIG OF THE LEFT: BILL ZIMMERMAN with Lawrence Weschler". Retrieved 2017-10-28. In his vividly engaging memoir of his activist life during the ’60s and ’70s, Troublemaker, published by Doubleday earlier this year...Bill Zimmerman casts himself as a virtual Zelig of the Left, showing up improbably in all sorts of amazing places...
  7. ^ "Book reviews" (PDF). Peace & change.

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