Howard Zinn speaking at a peace rally • Date unknown

Biography

Zinn was a historian, playwright, and activist. His life’s work focused on a wide range of issues including race, class, war, and history, and touched the lives of many people.

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Howard Zinn on the telephone • Photo by Paul Allen Smith • Date unknown

Articles & Interviews

In addition to writing books, Zinn wrote articles, had several columns, and participated in numerous interviews. Many of these are available here in print, audio, and video.

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Howard Zinn at his typerwriter • Estate of Howard Zinn • Late 1970s

Bibliography

Zinn was the author of many books, including A People's History of the United States, SNCC: The New Abolitionists, the play Emma, and his autobiography You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train.

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Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Features Ibram X. Kendi

The 2020 Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture features Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with Nina Silber on Dec. 7 at 5pm EST. Kendi is professor, anti-racist activist, and historian of race and discriminatory policy, and the founding director of Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi is also the author of the National Book Award winning Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and New York Times bestselling How to Be an Antiracist.