FBI Report on Howard Zinn, 1953 | HowardZinn.org

First FBI Interview with Howard Zinn | Nov. 25, 1953

Howard Zinn interviewed by FBI. FBI Files: The Vault. Nov. 25, 1953.
In July 2010, the FBI declassified their 243-page file on Howard Zinn, dating back to 1949 (read summaries of files). The first recorded contact with Zinn is this report filed four years later on November 25, 1953.

Obituaries and Tributes

A collection of obituaries and the numerous tributes made to Howard Zinn and his impact across generations and populations of people.

Voices of a People’s History

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Voices of a People’s History brings to light little known voices from U.S. history by bringing the rich history of the United States to life through public readings of primary-source materials.

Zinn Education Project

Education Nonprofit. Collaboration between Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change.
The Zinn Education Project promotes the teaching of people’s history in classrooms and offers free, downloadable lessons.
CIA protesters with banner, By Charles Carroll, April 1987 | HowardZinn.org

Zinn Testifies at the Trial of CIA Protesters

Testimony by Howard Zinn. From Trial of CIA Protesters, 1987.
On Nov. 25, 1986, 60 people—including Amy Carter and Abbie Hoffman—were arraigned on charges of disorderly conduct stemming from a sit-in to block CIA campus recruiting at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, an act of protest of the CIA's role in Central America. Howard Zinn testified as an expert on civil disobedience.

‘One Long Struggle for Justice’

Howard Zinn interviewed by Bill Bigelow. Author on Air. January 19, 2010.
In early January of 2010, the Zinn Education Project joined with HarperCollins, publisher of Howard Zinn’s classic A People’s History of the United States, to sponsor an “Ask Howard” online radio interview, and invited teachers from around the country to participate. Sixty teachers and students submitted written questions to Professor Zinn. The Jan. 19 interview was conducted by Rethinking Schools Curriculum Editor Bill Bigelow. Below is the full audio recording, followed by excerpts from that interview, edited for length and clarity.

“Fellow Workers” Liner Notes by Howard Zinn

By Howard Zinn. Liner Notes to "Fellow Workers" album by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips. May 1, 1999.
Before I became a college professor I was a shipyard worker. Before I was a writer I was a warehouse worker. But whatever I did, I was always a member of a labor union. I think the only job I had where I couldn’t join a union was when I was a bombardier in the Air Force — and it might have been a good thing if we had one — maybe we would have gotten together and asked the question: Why are we dropping bombs on this peaceful village this morning?
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