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Howard Zinn Lecture Series: Frederick Douglass

Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture: Frederick Douglass by David W. Blight

David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, delivered the fourth Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture at Boston University on Monday, Dec. 2. Blight’s topic is “Frederick Douglass: Prose Poet of American Democracy.” The event took place… Read More

2019 Howard Zinn Lecture Series - Eric Foner | HowardZinn.org

Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture: The Second Founding, Presented by Eric Foner

Historian Eric Foner spoke at the Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series on the topic of “The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Forged a Constitutional Revolution.” The event took place at Boston University on March 19,… Read More

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on the Life of Howard Zinn | HowardZinn.org

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on the Life of Howard Zinn

In this interview with Jacobin magazine and The Dig podcast, Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor talks about her foreword to a new edition of Zinn’s autobiography, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train. Taylor notes: Zinn could have written… Read More

You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train Book Cover

New Edition of Zinn Autobiography, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train

Beacon Press has published an new edition of Howard Zinn’s 1994 autobiography You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History in which Zinn tells his personal stories about 50 years of fighting for social change…. Read More

Two Rebel Historians: Thucydides, Howard Zinn and Telling Truth for Social Good

Abraham A. Callahan has shared his paper “Two Rebel Historians: Thucydides, Howard Zinn and Telling Truth for Social Good ” with HowardZinn.org. Written as an honors thesis in the Department of Classics at the University of Texas at… Read More

Howard Zinn’s Southern Diary | HowardZinn.org

Howard Zinn’s Southern Diary: Excerpts

The University of Georgia Press has published Howard Zinn’s Southern Diary:  Sit-Ins, Civil Rights, and Black Women’s Student Activism by Robert Cohen with a foreword by Alice Walker. The book includes diary entries from Howard Zinn’s time teaching at… Read More