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|Date Of Birth||December 26, 1944|
|Fact||Founder of the Weather Underground.|
William Charles “Bill” Ayers is an American educator and activist. He is a Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he has worked since 1987. He is also the founder of the small schools movement and was an early leader of the Weather Underground.
Ayers was born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, on December 26, 1944. His father, Thomas G. Ayers, was a successful businessman who became CEO of Commonwealth Edison. His mother, Mary Louise (née Albertson), was a homemaker. Ayers has two younger brothers, John and Thomas.
Ayers attended public schools in Glen Ellyn, where he was an all-star athlete in baseball and football. He graduated from Glenbard West High School in 1962. He then enrolled at the University of Michigan, where he studied English and philosophy. He became active in the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement. He graduated from Michigan with a BA in 1967.
Ayers began his teaching career in the Detroit public schools. He then moved to New York City, where he taught at an alternative school for troubled youth. In 1970, he returned to the University of Michigan to pursue a PhD in education.
Ayers became involved in the Weather Underground, a radical left-wing group that advocated armed revolution against the US government. The group carried out a series of bombings of government buildings in the early 1970s. Ayers was not charged with any crime, but he was widely denounced as a terrorist.
— Under the Tree: A seminar on freedom w/Bill Ayers (@UnderTheTreePod) September 20, 2022
In 1987, Ayers began teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has written or edited more than 20 books on education and social justice. He is a leading advocate of “small schools,” which are designed to personalize education and promote democracy.
Ayers is married to Bernardine Dohrn, a fellow activist and former leader of the Weather Underground. They have three children.
Ayers has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He earns a salary of $100,000 as a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
|Full Name||Bill Ayers|
|Date Of Birth||December 26, 1944|
|Profession||Activist, Author, Professor, Actor|
|Education||University of Michigan, Bank Street College of Education, Columbia University, Lake Forest Academy, Teachers College, Columbia University|
|Children||Chesa Boudin, Zayd Ayers|
|Parents||Mary Ayers, Thomas G. Ayers|
|1||Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents, that's where it's really at. - Alleged public statement, 1970.|
|1||Founder of the Weather Underground.|
|East Side/West Side||1964||TV Series||Greg Stuart|
|The Weather Underground||2002||Documentary as Bill Ayers, "Excerpt from 'Fugitive Days'"|
|This Changes Everything||2015||Documentary special thanks|
|Children of the Revolution: Tune Back In||Documentary completed as Billy Ayers|
|Les survivants du Che||post-production||Himself (as Billy Ayers)|
|The Kelly File||2014||TV Series||Himself|
|P.O.V.||2014||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs||2013||Documentary||Himself|
|Hit & Stay||2013||Documentary||Himself (as Billy Ayers)|
|Rebel Evolution||2012||Documentary||Himself (as Billy Ayers)|
|Democracy Now!||2008-2012||TV Series||Himself|
|Hardball with Chris Matthews||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|Good Morning America||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|Who Is the Real Bill Ayers?||2008||TV Movie||Himself (as Billy Ayers)|
|The Weather Underground||2002||Documentary||Himself (as Bill Ayers)|
|Look Out, Haskell, It's Real: The Making of 'Medium Cool'||2001||TV Movie documentary||Himself (as Billy Ayers)|
|Underground||1976||Documentary||Himself (as Billy Ayers)|
|Dreams from My Real Father||2012||Documentary||Himself|
|Elvis Found Alive||2012||Himself (as Billy Ayers)|
|Hype: The Obama Effect||2008||Video documentary||Himself|
|The O'Reilly Factor||2008||TV Series||Himself - Former Member of The Weather Underground / Himself - Former Weather Underground Member|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia