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    HOWARD ZINN 1922–2010

    Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922-January 27, 2010) was a historian, author, professor, playwright, and activist.


Tiyo Attallah Salah-El and Howard Zinn (undated) | HowardZinn.orgCommemorating Tiyo Attallah Salah-El

In June 2018, Tiyo Attallah Salah-El died inside Pennsylvania’s Dallas State Correctional Institution. He was a musician, scholar, prison abolitionist who founded the Coalition for the Abolition of Prisons, and a pen pal with Howard Zinn. We share a letter Zinn wrote to Salah-El and a video of a memorial service held for Salah-El at UMass Amherst where Salah-El’s papers are archived. Continue reading.

Howard Zinn Guest Editorial (1968): “Refuse to play the game of silence in the midst of murder”

In this editorial, Howard Zinn nominates Eartha Kitt for Woman of the Year and Dr. Benjamin Spock for Man of the Year because “both refused to play the game” by speaking out against the Vietnam War. Read more.


From the Archives | Howard Zinn Website

From the Archives

This collection features items from the Howard Zinn Papers at the Tamiment Library, the Summer Freedom Digital Collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society, and other historical repositories.

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Audio and Video

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Related Projects

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