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January 2011

zinn remembrance


people speak and voicesDon't Mourn, Organize

Celebrate the remarkable life and legacy of Howard Zinn by organizing a community screening of The People Speak documentary or hosting a reading of Voices of a People's History of the United States. For more information, visit the Voices of a People's History site.


This would work well in classrooms as well. The People Speak provides readings and performances of letters, diary entries, speeches, and songs from throughout U.S. history by noted performers. To plan which segment(s) to use with your class or community group, view the full list of chapters, performers, readings, and songs.


Let us know if you do an activity with your class. Email us at the Zinn Education Project with photos and/or a story that we can share.


Photo by Steve Puppe.

Howard Zinn's Talk to History Teachers

We are pleased to share the keynote address Howard Zinn gave at the 2008 National Council on the Social Studies conference. He offers clear examples of how history teachers can help students think outside of the box. This is an excellent film for staff development.


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people's history of the u.s. Share Your Book or Give a Copy
Many teachers told us they were first introduced to Howard Zinn when a colleague shared their copy of A People's History of the United States. So, spread the word. Share your book or donate a copy to your local library.
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The Zinn Education Project's goal is to introduce students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of United States history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula.

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