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We the People, Resist

The environmental activist organization Greenpeace, USA posted a short video using the words of Howard Zinn from You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train. This one-minute history lesson is a timely reminder of the power that resides outside the three branches of the U.S. government.
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Dorie Ladner

Profile. Dorie Ladner (born June 28, 1942) is a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran, social worker, and lifelong activist.
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Oh Freedom After While Colloquium at NCSS

One of the highlights of the 93rd National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference in St. Louis was the “Civil Rights in the 21st Century: Oh Freedom After While Colloquium” at the Missouri History Museum. The event featured a showing of the powerful documentary Oh Freedom After While, chronicling the January 1939 sharecropper protest in the Missouri Bootheel.
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Forever Young: Staughton Lynd

by Andy Piascik In an epoch of imperial hubris and corporate class warfare on steroids, the release of these books could hardly have come at a better time. Soldier, coal miner, Sixties veteran, recent graduate---there’s much to be gained by one and all from a study of Lynd’s life and work. In so doing, it’s inspiring to discover how frequently he was in the right place at the right time and, more importantly, on the right side.
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Alcatraz Is Not an Island

Film. By James M. Fortier. 2001. 60 min. Documentary on a small group of Native American students and “Urban Indians” who occupied Alcatraz Island in November 1969, and how it forever changed the way Native Americans viewed themselves, their culture and their sovereign rights.
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2012: Woody Guthrie Centennial

Born on July 14, 1912, activist folksinger Woody Guthrie's centennial is in full swing across the country. His family and historians developed a website to make sure that his life and work are honored and can continue to inspire another generation.
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Italian American Who Fought for Justice - Viola Luizzo Family | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Liuzzo, Viola

Profile. Viola Liuzzo (April 11, 1925 – March 25, 1965), Civil Rights activist, was murdered in 1965 by the KKK after the Selma to Montgomery March.
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Parent Power

Film. Produced by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. 2011. 35 minutes. A documentary about parents in the Bronx who organized to bring high-quality education to their neighborhood.
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Disability History Week

Film. From Y.O. Disabled and Proud. 2010. 6 minutes. Youth at the 2010 Youth Organizing! Disabled and Proud Disability History Campaign Summit YO! explain why they believe disability history should be taught in schools.
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The Power of 504

Film (YouTube video). 18 minutes. Documentary on the historic civil rights demonstration of people with disabilities in 1977.
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History Steps Out of the Photograph: John Carlos Speaks to Students

More than 100 students and teachers at Capital City Public Charter School had the opportunity to hear from 1968 Olympic icon and political activist John Carlos and sportswriter Dave Zirin on Oct. 3, 2011. As part of the national book tour to launch The John Carlos Story, Carlos and Zirin spoke to the students about that moment in history, the limited explanations given in textbooks, and its continued significance.
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