Video About Howard Zinn

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 become fanatic about the word communist and this is part of the game. It’s the game that …

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

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, 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 with Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, and Chris Hedges. Proceeds from film sales will help fund production of …

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

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

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, Kendrick Sampson, Wallace Shawn, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Charlyne Yi.

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 most decent, most generous human being I have ever known.” The reading was during an interview with …

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: A Historian Who Made History.” Presentations by Chomsky and Arnove considered Zinn’s leading role in promoting peace …

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 victorious, his steadfast belief in the potential for a better world, his unflinching moral stance on fighting …

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

Howard Zinn and David Zirin, 2009 | HowardZinn.org

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. It was sponsored by Haymarket Books. The discussion ranged from the U.S. elections, the New Deal in …

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. To celebrate this feat a group of actors, writers and editors recently gathered for a public reading …