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The Ludlow Massacre of 1914

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado National Guard attacked a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families in Ludlow, Colorado. Zinn had a history PhD but only learned this story when “I heard a song by Woody Guthrie called ‘The Ludlow Massacre.’ Dark, haughting, powerful song. And that led me to look in a library about this event which nobody had ever mentioned in any of my history courses, which no textbook of mine had ever mentioned.”

‘Je Ne Suis Pas Un Marxiste’

From The Zinn Reader, Howard Zinn writes: For a long time I thought that there were important and useful ideas in Marxist philosophy and political economy that should be protected from the self-righteous cries on the right that "Marxism is dead,” as well as from the arrogant assumptions of the commissars of various dictatorships that their monstrous regimes represented “Marxism.”

Bob Moses: A Life of Civil Rights Activism

Bob Moses, civil rights activist and founder of The Algebra Project, died on July 25, 2021. We pay tribute to Moses and share a collection of materials from the Howard Zinn’s papers and books that provide a look at Moses. We also share a video clip and transcript from the Martin Luther King Jr.: The Leader and the Legacy Forum (1986) where Moses and Zinn gave commentary on papers presented.

White House Attacks Howard Zinn, the 1619 Project, and the Zinn Education Project

Trump Attacks Zinn banner At the White House Conference on American History, speakers (including President Trump) attacked Howard Zinn, the New York Times 1619 Project, and the Zinn Education Project. As Brett Wilkins reported at Common Dreams, "Educators fired back a series of tweets defending the project and accusing the president of spreading 'McCarthy-like' and 'fascist' ideas."

“The People Speak, Englewood,” an Evening of Dramatic Readings and Songs, May 31st

RED-BLUEMay 31st, 6:00 pm, at TEAM Englewood High School, Auditorium
6201 S Stewart Ave, Chicago, IL 60621
Free and open to the public | Free lot parking | CTA: 63rd – Red line, Halsted – Green line, #63 bus

Hosted by Kevin Coval, featuring Ameena Matthews of The Interrupters; Louder Than a Bomb All-Star Malcolm London; TEAM Englewood’s student poets, musicians, and artists; DJ Itch 13; and special guests to be announced.…

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