June 21, 2014
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.
June 2, 2014
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.
May 26, 2014
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.
May 21, 2014
Teacher, historian, minister, activist, and author Vincent Harding (July 25, 1931–May 19, 2014) passed away this week at the age of 82.
May 20, 2014
Ms. Richardson’s vivid details gave life to facts out of a textbook. It makes me …
May 10, 2014
On the morning of May 6, 2014, a webcam connected budding student activists and their…
March 29, 2014
Letter to the editor of the American Educator in response to “Undue Certainty: Where Howard Zinn’s A People’s History Falls Short.”
March 8, 2014
The Zinn Education Project posted all the lessons from The Power in Our Hands: A …
January 31, 2014
In the United States, there has been a renewal of interest in slavery, the…
January 26, 2014
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.
January 10, 2014
Mia Henry has an extensive career in youth development, community organizing, and civic and history…