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.

Howard Zinn’s Testimony in the Cruise Missile and Missile X Factory Trial

Testimony by Howard Zinn. Clip from the film Trial of the AVCO Plowshares. November 26, 1985.
In 1985, Dr. Howard Zinn testified for the defense in the criminal trial of seven citizens who hammered equipment and poured blood on blueprints for the Cruise Missile and Missile X factory in Wilmington, MA. The video shows Dr. Zinn’s compelling testimony in which he makes the case for non-violent civil disobedience as instrumental in changing American history and advancing democracy.

HREA Director Interviews Historian Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn interviewed by Felisa Tibbitts. Human Rights Education Association. January 5, 2005.
Historically, how do you think schools have served as a catalyst for social change and furthering the human rights movement?
Zinn: I think it works both ways. Students who learn in school about what is going on in the world are motivated to do something about it, to act on what they have learned. When I say it goes both ways, when you have students become active in human rights and feel that human rights has touched them personally, then they are likely to come back into the classroom and have the curriculum reflect their own consciousness.

Interview with Howard Zinn

Interviewed by Amir Butler • Published at A True Word • October 28, 2002
Amir Butler talks to Professor Zinn about imperialism and the "War on Terror."
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Just War

By Howard Zinn. Book - Speech. Charta/Distributed Art Publisher. 2006. Foreword by Gino Strada.
Based on a lecture given in Rome, Just War is a short, intense polemic on the political direction of those United States, leading toward what seems to Zinn like perpetual war.

Justice in Everyday Life: The Way It Really Works

Edited by Howard Zinn. Book - Essays. Morrow Books, 1974; Beacon Press, 1977; South End Press, 2002; Haymarket Books, 2013.
A collection of essays by dozens of writers on topics of the police, courts, prison, housing, work, health, schools, and fighting back.

Kerry Needs the Courage to Walk Away from Iraq

By Howard Zinn. Article. Miami Herald, Sept. 16, 2004 and the Guardian, Sept. 17, 2004.
If John Kerry wants to win, he must recognize that our military intervention in Iraq is a disaster — for Americans, for Iraqis, for the world. He must stop boasting about his courage in Vietnam and instead start talking about his moral courage in opposing that war.
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La Guardia in Congress

By Howard Zinn. Book - Nonfiction. Cornell University Press, 1959; Fall Creek Books, 2010.
Howard Zinn establishes Fiorello LaGuardia’s tenure in Congress as a vital link between the Progressive and New Deal eras.
Letter to Grace Hoag (1968)

Letter to Grace Hoag | June 3, 1968

Howard Zinn letter to Grace Hoag. Hall-Hoag Collection, Brown University. June 3, 1968
In this letter dated June 3, 1968, Howard Zinn replies to an inquiry from Grace Hoag asking about the “communist manipulation of demonstrations.” Zinn defends the integrity of young people “who are too intelligent to be led astray.”
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