Howard Zinn Centennial Event Recordings and Highlights Now Available

Highlights and recordings are now available of the teacher workshop, the historian and artist panel, and archivist panel that took place August 23-25. Theses events were co-sponsored by HowardZinn.org, Zinn Education Project, Tamiment Library, Busboys and Poets, and Voices of a People’s History.


Teaching Outside the Textbook About the Red Scare: Subversives in Labor Organizing and the Black Freedom Struggle


On Aug. 23, 2022, more than sixty teachers from around the country signed on for the interactive introduction to the Zinn Education Project mixer lesson about the Red Scare. This workshop was not recorded but you can read highlights at the Zinn Education Project.


You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: People’s Historians and Artists Commemorate Howard Zinn’s 100th Anniversary

On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, the Zinn Education Project hosted an event with special guests to commemorate Howard Zinn (1922–2010) and other people’s historians. The event was held on the 100th anniversary of Zinn’s birth and the theme was from the title of his biography, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train.


Radicalizing the Archives: Compiling a Whole New World About the Lives, Desires, and Needs of Ordinary People

On August 25, 2022, archivists, historians, and educators gathered online for a session called “Radicalizing the Archives.” The session drew on Zinn’s speech at the 1970 Society of American Archivists conference when he urged archivists “to take the trouble to compile a whole new world of documentary material, about the lives, desires, needs, of ordinary people.” The panelists highlighted efforts to humanize the archives. There were opportunities for attendees to meet in small groups so that everyone could participate.