In the News
Michael Schaub of the Los Angeles Times paid tribute to David Bowie, who died on January 10, 2016, by republishing Bowie's 100 favorite books. Amongst them were Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.
Boston Magazine published the "The 100 Best Bostonians of All Time" which includes Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, W. E. B. DuBois, Helen Keller, Malcolm X, Phillis Wheatley and other people's history makers.
PEN New England selected Ferguson activists and bloggers Johnetta Elzie and DeRay McKesson to receive the 2015 Howard Zinn Freedom to Write Award. Formerly named the "Thomas Paine Award," the Freedom to Write Award was re-named in honor of Howard Zinn.
Alison Kysia • Zinn Education Project • November 18, 2013
Since the death of historian Howard Zinn in 2010, a number of scholars and politicians have targeted Zinn’s work in an effort to undermine his influence among educators.
By Andrea Germano
Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels' attempt to censor Zinn's classic 'A People's History' backfires, sparks ongoing interest in late historian's work.
By Bill Bigelow • Common Dreams • July 18, 2013
Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States, one of the country’s most widely read history books, died on January 27, 2010. Shortly after, then-Governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels got on his computer and fired off an email to the state’s top education officials: “This terrible anti-American academic has finally passed away.”
"The Associated Press published an article based on e-mail records it obtained under Indiana's open records laws. Those e-mail records showed Daniels, while governor of Indiana, asking that no public universities teach the work of Howard Zinn."
"Last week, the Tucson Unified School District eliminated a popular Mexican American Studies program in local high schools that, in a short period of time, had done a lot of good."
The writer and film maker Paul Laverty was asked recently why he and director Icíar Bollaín dedicated his new film "Even the Rain (Tambien La Lluvia)," set in Bolivia and starring Gael Garcia Bernal, to the historian Howard Zinn.
"The People Speak represents an opportunity very few of us are given. Not only does it present aspects of history not everybody is familiar with, it brings it to life and makes it real. For too many people history has been confined to the pages of dusty books and boring classrooms - this represents a chance to see and hear it brought alive. We may not be able to travel back in time, but this DVD brings the past to us.”