Staughton Lynd Believed in Accompaniment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The death of 92-year-old Staughton Lynd Nov. 17 has been noted far and wide.

As The New York Times described his life in the headline of Lynd’s obituary, “After being blacklisted from academia for his antiwar activity, he became an organizer among steel workers in the industrial Midwest.”

Lynd and his wife Alice made their home in Niles, Ohio.

John Russo is among the many who have commented on Lynd’s work as a scholar and labor lawyer. Russo met Lynd in 1980 when he became the coordinator of the Labor Studies program at Youngstown State University. His commentary on Lynd’s life was published Friday in Working-Class Perspectives

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.