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.…

“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.…

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

Howard Zinn Room Poster | Photo by Robin Holland 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 Project.

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 whatever he perceived was wrong in society, his fight to inspire students to believe that together they could make democracy come alive, and, in the words of his former student Alice Walker, ‘his way with resistance.’"

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

Howard Zinn and David Zirin, 2009 | HowardZinn.org Interview by Dave Zirin • May 2, 2009
Discussion ranges from the U.S. elections, the New Deal in the 1930s, the struggle for racial justice, equal marriage, and the need to recreate a socialist alternative.

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 of the book.…