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    HOWARD ZINN 1922–2010

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


Howard Zinn and Air Force Flight CrewZinn on Memorial Day

By Howard Zinn

Memorial Day will be celebrated … by the usual betrayal of the dead, by the hypocritical patriotism of the politicians and contractors preparing for more wars, more graves to receive more flowers on future Memorial Days. The memory of the dead deserves a different dedication. To peace, to defiance of governments. Continue reading.


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.


From the Archives | Howard Zinn Website

From the Archives

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