2018

Howard Zinn’s Southern Diary: Sit-ins, Civil Rights, and Black Women’s Student Activism

By Robert Cohen. Foreword by Alice Walker. University of Georgia Press. 2018.
A historical overview as well as an entrée to Howard Zinn's diary that captures the political climate on a historically Black college in the 1960s. Documents the free speech, academic freedom, and student rights battles that rocked Spelman College and led to Zinn's dismissal in 1963 for supporting the student movement.
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You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

By Howard Zinn. Book - Autobiography. Beacon Press. 1994; 2002; updated in 2018 with a foreword by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
In his memoir, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, Zinn reflects on more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from his teenage years as a laborer in Brooklyn to teaching at Spelman College, where he emerged in the civil rights movement as a powerful voice for justice.
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