February 13, 2015
By William Loren Katz
By an odd coincidence the first week of Black History Month this February, Time magazine ran an article on the 100th anniversary of the first public showing of the movie classic The Birth of a Nation. This silent film was Hollywood’s first blockbuster, first great historical epic, first full-length film, and first to introduce modern cinematic techniques that still keep audiences enthralled. Time noted the movie’s problem. From its casting and content to its dramatic conclusion it was unabashedly racist.
December 30, 2014
More teachers. More students. More people's history.
This year, we reached 44,500 K-12 teachers who are using free Zinn Education Project lessons.
That's almost a million students receiving a more honest and complex understanding of U.S. history.
Help us reach 55,000 teachers in 2015 with people's history resources.
November 26, 2014
By William Loren Katz
With family excitement building with the approach of Thanksgiving, you would never know November was Native American History Month. President Obama had publicly announced the month, but many more Americans will be paying attention to his announcement of Thanksgiving.
October 6, 2014
Did you see the good news out of Seattle this past week? First the school board, then the city council, voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day. It's a sign that more and more people want to learn—and teach—the truth about our history.
September 26, 2014
Fred Branfman, writer and peace activist, passed away on September 24, 2014 at the age…
September 24, 2014
By Zaid Jilani, Alternet.org
As part of the long-running textbook wars over American school curricula, the Jefferson County Colorado Board of Education moved earlier this month to alter AP U.S. history standards to meet a more right-wing view of the world, emphasizing “patriotism” and the “free enterprise system” and downplaying “social strife.”
September 23, 2014
With Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27) in full swing, we call attention to the recent attempts to ban people's history books and curriculum.
September 8, 2014
By Mark Kissling
What follows is that reflection, written as a narrative spanning the last decade and a half.
My purpose here is to argue, contrary to Governor Daniels, that students have much to gain from reading A People’s History in their classrooms. For that reason, I encourage all history teachers to bring Zinn’s writings into their classrooms.
August 16, 2014
Rethinking Schools and the Zinn Education Project are partnering with an exciting project: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. This "multi-platform" project includes the new book by Naomi Klein, a feature documentary inspired by the book, and an ambitious outreach strategy to share the ideas behind these works with educators and activists, starting in Fall 2014.
July 9, 2014
We are thrilled that Okinawa based television network Ryukyu Broadcasting Corporation (RBC) is filming a…
June 29, 2014
Gerald Horne, professor of history and African American studies at the University of Houston, was interviewed on Democracy Now! on "the great disparity between how people in the United States talk about the creation myth of the United States."