Don’t Mourn, Organize
The HowardZinn.org website has posted the following request:
“Celebrate the remarkable life and legacy of Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) 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 on or near the anniversary of his passing, January 27.”
This would also work well in classrooms. 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.
Read more about The People Speak documentary or order a copy online. To host a reading of Voices of a People’s History of the United States, visit the Voices of a People’s History website.