Sol [sic] Alinksy, 02/16/66: Esteemed political organizer Saul Alinsky describes his impression of Klansmen attending a rally. He then responds to disparaging remarks about either him or his organization, the Industrial Areas Foundation, made by Houston Mayor Louie Welch. Considered the founder of modern community organizing, Alinsky centered much of his activism around improving the living conditions of poor and marginalized neighborhoods. He refused to join a political party, but actively criticized Southern politicians for being boastful members of the Ku Klux Klan. Alinsky also feared the attraction of right-winged ideologies upon middle class Americans who were frustrated and left feeling ignored. In a Playboy Magazine, he says that despairing citizens were "ripe for the plucking by some guy on horseback promising a return to the vanished verities of yesterday."