Letters and Correspondence
Updated on September 15, 2020 by Howard Zinn Website
Source: Tiyo Attallah Salah-El Papers, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Tiyo Attallah Salah-El (Sept. 13, 1932 – June 8, 2018) was a musician, scholar, and prison abolitionist who founded the Coalition for the Abolition of Prisons in 1995. Salah-El was 85 years and had been incarcerated for more than 40 years. He became pen pals with Howard Zinn who Zinn mentioned in his autobiography You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train.
Updated on September 14, 2020 by Howard Zinn Website
Source: Howard Zinn Papers, housed at New York University’s Tamiment Library
In 1974, anti-nukes activist Sam Lovejoy wrote to Howard Zinn, asking Zinn to testify at his upcoming September 17 trial as an expert on civil disobedience. Earlier that year in February, Lovejoy toppled a weather tower that was the first stage of a proposed nuclear power plant.
Updated on April 28, 2017 by Howard Zinn Website
Judi Bari was a fighter and organizer for many labor, social, and environmental justice causes. Many think it was her efforts to build alliances between timber workers and environmentalists that brought her to the attention of timber company executives and made her the target of efforts to smear and discredit Earth First! On May 24, 1990, …