Howard and Me: History for the People

History for the People By Robyn Spencer In 1989, one of my history professors at SUNY Binghamton assigned A People’s History of the United States in our class and nothing has ever been the same. 1989. Pinochet. Robin Givens and Mike Tyson. George H. W. Bush and Shabba Ranks. The Golden Girls and Iran-Contra. This was my 19-year-old world.
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Yuri Kochiyama | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Yuri Kochiyama: Passing It On

Lifelong freedom fighter Yuri Kochiyama passed away on June 1, 2014 at the age of 93. Yuri Kochiyama is most widely known for being outspoken against the World War II arrest and internment of Japanese Americans in conditions that literally killed her father.
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Memorial Day, originally published in the New York Times. Used here with permission of the artist Owen Freeman.

People’s History of Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day weekend, we feature two articles: one about the early origins of the holiday, led by African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina after the Civil War, and the second by Howard Zinn urging us to never embark on mass slaughter again.
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‘The exhilaration of standing with other people’ — Remembering Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn passed away four years ago on January 27, 2010. We miss him--we miss his wisdom, his humor, his kindness, his capacity to place just about any current event in its historical context. The phrase "speak truth to power" perfectly describes the life's work of Howard Zinn. The Zinn Education Project continues to draw inspiration from the words and deeds Zinn left behind.
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Teaching People’s History Highlights of 2013

The year 2013 ended with more than 34,000 teachers registered, more than 63,000 Facebook fans, reaching millions of students each year, and creating the public space that supports people's history being taught in classrooms. Here we feature just a few of the accomplishments of 2013, which would not have been possible without the support of individual donors at all levels of giving.
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