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Howard Zinn Remembers Whitney Young Jr.

Whitney Young Jr. (July 31, 1921 – March 11, 1971) was a civil rights leader and head of the National Urban League. In the documentary The Powerbroker (2013), Howard Zinn recalls working with Young on desegregation efforts in the South:… Read More

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. Excerpt: We’ve… Read More

Howard Zinn on Resistance (TV clip) | HowardZinn.org

Howard Zinn Lauds Eartha Kitt and Dr. Benjamin Spock for Their Resistance (1968)

Originally broadcast on “What’s Happening Mr. Silver?” on WGBH Boston, Howard Zinn lauds Eartha Kitt and Dr. Benjamin Spock for their public resistance and calls on everyone to actively resist and protest social injustice.   What’s Happening Mr…. Read More

Howard Zinn: A People’s History of the United States, Part I | HowardZinn.org

Howard Zinn: A People’s History of the United States, Part I

Howard Zinn: A People’s History of the United States, Part I, a documentary by French filmmakers Daniel Mermet and Olivier Azam of Les Mutins de Pangee, is available to rent or purchase. The 1:30 hour film features interviews… Read More

The People Speak at the People's Summit 2016 | HowardZinn.org

“The People Speak” at The 2016 People’s Summit

This performance of “The People Speak” was filmed at the 2016 People’s Summit, held in Chicago. Directed by Anthony Arnove, speakers included Max Carver, Rosario Dawson, Frances Fisher, Gaby Hoffmann, Helen Hong, Brian Jones, Hari Kondabolu, Allison Moorer,… Read More

Noam Chomsky & Howard Zinn “Is There Hope in This Desperate Time?”

At a fundraiser event for Spare Change street paper and the Homeless Empowerment Project, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn respond to the question: “Is There Hope in This Desperate Time?” Recorded on September 27, 2004.  

Freedom Day, Selma, 1963 | HowardZinn.org

Howard Zinn’s Experiences in the South and How Racial Prejudice Can Change

Patricia Marx Interviews Howard Zinn | WNYC Radio Recorded in the 1960s (estimate 1964-1965 based on transcript), Patricia Marx sits down with historian Howard Zinn to discuss his books, SNCC: The New Abolitionists and The Southern Mystique. Zinn describes… Read More

A Conversation: Howard Zinn and Woody Harrelson

In October 2003, months after the United States launched its brutal, criminal war on the people of Iraq, historian Howard Zinn sat down with actor Woody Harrelson for a provocative, humorous, wide ranging conversation. Produced for Deep Dish… Read More

Howard Zinn's Emma | HowardZinn.org

Howard Zinn’s Emma

The filmed stage performance of Howard Zinn’s play Emma is now available for rent or purchase. Filmed live in 2005 at the Byrdcliffe Theatre in Woodstock, New York, with Zinn in attendance, the play draws on Goldman’s influential autobiography, speeches, and political writings to trace her emergence as one of the foremost radical intellectuals and dissident activists in America in the early part of the 20th century.

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Lovejoy’s Nuclear War: Interview with Howard Zinn

Lovejoy’s Nuclear War: Interview with Howard Zinn

Film Clip: Lovejoy’s Nuclear War by Green Mountain Post Films Includes interviews with community members and their thoughts about Sam Lovejoy’s action of toppling the nuclear power plant’s weather tower, Lovejoy about his trial strategy, Dr. John Gofman… Read More

Ludlow Massacre

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado National Guard attacked a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families in Ludlow, Colorado. An estimated two dozen people were killed, including young children. Known as the Ludlow Massacre, Howard… Read More

Labor Day Special: Occupied Iraq, the Role of Resistance Movements, Government Lies, and the Media

Howard Zinn, author of the People’s History of the United States, reviews the history of the abolitionists and the Vietnam War to encourage a new generation of resistance against the Iraq occupation and the war at home. Democracy… Read More

The Howard Zinn Archives at Alternative Radio

Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations with information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media. The programs are also available… Read More

Castles for the Laborers and Ballgames on the Radio

Poet Martín Espada wrote a poem to honor Howard Zinn called “Castles for the Laborers and Ballgames on the Radio.” He read the poem during a 2013 interview on Moyers & Company. Espada referred to Zinn as “the… Read More

Video Highlights from the Howard Zinn Room Dedication

Video highlights are now available from the dedication of the Howard Zinn Room at Busboys and Poets, a fundraiser for the Zinn Education Project. More than 300 people were inspired by the words of Jeff Zinn, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Cornel… Read More

Honoring Howard Zinn: A Historian Who Made History

Noam Chomsky, noted author and philosopher, and Anthony Arnove, filmmaker and editor, spoke at SUNY-New Paltz, on Dec. 4, 2011 in tribute to the legacy and life’s work of Howard Zinn. This event was titled “Honoring Howard Zinn:… Read More

Howard Zinn Room Poster | Photo by Robin Holland

Educators and Activists Celebrate the Legacy of Howard Zinn and the Zinn Education Project

There was a standing-room-only crowd at the new Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, Md., for the special event on Sept. 21, 2011 to celebrate International Peace Day, dedicate the Zinn Room, and raise funds for the Zinn Education… Read More

Audio of “Sprouts” (Pacifica Radio) Tribute to Howard Zinn Available Online

“This week’s Sprouts is a special tribute to the people’s historian Howard Zinn who passed away one year ago, January 27, 2010, at age 87. The tribute, narrated by host Brian Jones, includes selections from Zinn’s acclaimed documentary… Read More

ReGENERATION Documentary

The documentary film, #ReGENERATION ( Anonymous Content and Engine 7 Films, 2012), explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism in our society. The film takes an uncompromising look at the challenges… Read More

The 2010 Ridenhour Courage Prize Awarded to Howard Zinn

On April 14, 2010, The Ridenhour Courage Prize was awarded posthumously to Howard Zinn “for his determination to showcase the hidden heroes of social movements throughout history, his refusal to accept the history of only the powerful and… Read More