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The Howard Zinn Legacy • Boston University Alumni Weekend

Howard Zinn's life's work as an activist, historian, and educator touched the lives of innumerable people. As alumni reflect on their experiences, HowardZinn.org is pleased to share ways you can continue to engage in the legacy of Zinn's life and work. If you have a story to share about learning from Howard Zinn either inside or outside the classroom, please submit your story.

Radicalizing the Archives: Howard Zinn Centennial Event

On August 25, 2022, archivists, historians, and educators gathered online for “Radicalizing the Archives” during the week of activities to commemorate the Howard Zinn Centennial. 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.
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