Video About Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn Guest Editorial (1868): “Refuse to play the game of silence in the midst of murder”

In this editorial, Howard Zinn nominates Eartha Kitt for Women 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: 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.  

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

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

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

‘You have to go beyond capitalism’: Dave Zirin Interviews Howard Zinn

On May 2, 2009, sportswriter Dave Zirin, author of A People’s History of Sports (New Press) and What’s My Name Fool? (Haymarket Books), interviewed Howard Zinn. Some 250 people attended the event at the University of Wisconsin, Madison…. Read More

Reading From A People’s History of the United States Commemorating the Millionth Copy Sold

Alice Walker, Kurt Vonnegut, Danny Glover, James Earl Jones and Others Read at Special Event Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States was first published 23 years ago. The millionth copy of the book was recently sold…. Read More