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Zinn Papers Dedicated at NYU Symposium

Flyer: NYU Zinn Symposium | April 2014 On April 24, 2014, a daylong symposium was held at New York University (NYU) to celebrate the donation of Zinn’s personal papers to NYU’s Tamiment Library by his children, Myla Kabat-Zinn and Jeff Zinn. Included in the donation are Zinn’s personal correspondences, school and military records, FBI files, datebooks, biographical articles, and interviews. Panels held throughout the day highlighted different aspects of Zinn’s life and work, and included the following participants…

Bashing Howard Zinn: A Critical Look at One of the Critics

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.

“Indiana’s Anti-Howard Zinn
Witch-hunt”

Zinn at the 2008 NCSS | Photo by Steve Puppe/NCSS. 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.”

Mitch Daniels Attempted to Ban Zinn’s “People’s History” as Governor

Academic Freedom 101 | Illustration by Gary Varvel | The Indianpolis Star "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."
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