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2019 Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture: David W. Blight

Howard Zinn Lecture Series: Frederick Douglass

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 at Tsai Performance Center. Blight is a teacher, scholar and public historian. His latest book is a full …

2019 Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture: The Second Founding by Eric Foner

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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, 2019. Foner is known for several texts including Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy (1983); Reconstruction: …

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on the Life of Howard Zinn

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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 an autobiography that was a thousand pages long. But he wrote a relatively modest volume, two hundred-some …

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

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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. This updated version includes a foreword by professor of African American Studies and author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. We …

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 Austin, Callahan compares the history writing of Thucydides and Howard Zinn. Callahan argues, In order for historians …

Howard Zinn’s Southern Diary: Excerpts

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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 Spelman College (1956-1963). Historian Robert Cohen offers a substantial overview of Zinn’s role at Spelman and other archival documents.

Howard Zinn’s Legacies and the Future of Activism

The editors and contributors to Agitation with a Smile: Howard Zinn’s Legacies and the Future of Activism hosted a special event with a full house on the release of the paperback edition of the book. The program was held at Bluestockings Bookstore in New York on May 31, 2014. The presenters included: Frances Fox Piven, …