Publishers Beacon Press, Haymarket Books, The New Press, and Seven Stories are pleased to offer free "Read Zinn" bookmarks and buttons, available for your institutions, schools, libraries, or bookstores.
HowardZinn.org, Zinn Education Project, Tamiment Library, and Voices of a People's History are pleased to present a week of events to celebrate Howard Zinn's 100th birthday that include a teacher workshop, historian and artist panel, and archivist panel.
To celebrate #HowardZinn100, we present the Howard Zinn Audio Visual Timeline that features curated audio/visual materials that are in the Howard Zinn Digital Collection. Known for his compassion, social commentary, and humor, Zinn’s words and voice are to be experienced first hand.
In the late 1980s, Howard Zinn took the stand in defense of the United Freedom Front during a record-breaking sedition trial in Massachusetts. Much like he did in other well-known defense cases, Zinn defended civil disobedience and direct action against forces that infringed upon civil liberties and democracy.
The Howard Zinn Digital Collection allows visitors to sort by articles, books, essays, interviews, monographs, plays, speeches and talks from publishers, broadcasters, organizations, archives, libraries, and personal holdings. Visitors can further focus their search by time periods and format type. This interface provides historians, researchers, and activists a way to delve deeper into Zinn’s life’s work. For those new to Zinn’s work, this interface allows for people to explore the range of materials available.
In spring 2021, we piloted the Transcribe Zinn project with five volunteers. This team cleaned up rough transcriptions, reviewed, and provided feedback to shape the next phase. These transcriptions allow researchers, historians, and students to search through Zinn's audiovisual materials and make the materials more findable in searches.