As the Jerk-In-Chief described it, Ayers and Dohrn were just neighbors he met in Chicago.<quoted text>you were right about Ann Arbor Michigan why it is the way it is and is where Bill Ayers got Radicalized in the New Left and where he co-founded the Weather Underground, a self-described communist revolutionary group and became involved in the New Left with the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) where he rose to national prominence as an SDS leader in 1968 and 1969. As head of an SDS regional group, the "Jesse James Gang," Ayers made decisive contributions to the Weatherman orientation toward militancy.
The group Ayers headed in Detroit, Michigan became one of the earliest gatherings of what became the Weatherman. Before the June 1969 SDS convention, Ayers became a prominent leader of the group, which arose as a result of a schism in SDS.
Bill Ayers Early activism
Liar, Liar, Marxist Manifesto on fire.