Tom Mayer (U of M Professor of Sociology)
Tom Mayer was a professor at the University of Michigan from 1964 until 1969 and taught classes on sociology, mathematical modeling, social change, analysis of revolutions, and Marxist theory. Professor Mayer was a speaker at the original 1965 Teach-in, as well as several other teach-ins at the University of Michigan throughout the Vietnam War. He was also a participant of the 1965 Selective Service Sit-in, which he served several days in jail for in consequence. Professor Mayer was active throughout his time at the University of Michigan in anti-war protests. In 1969, he did not receive tenure from the University. Professor Mayer then moved to teach at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he continued being involved in anti-war and social justice activism.
Interview of Tom Mayer by Obadiah Brown, Chris Haughey and Maria Buczkowski on March 25th, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.