December 31, 2013
Labor activist and scholar Bill Fletcher Jr.’s donation to the Zinn Education Project in honor…
December 28, 2013
By Katy Swalwell
This year has been full of examples of people making history. Although newspapers and textbooks often focus on political and military leaders, the real story was with "ordinary people" in the streets who challenged injustice and worked for good.
December 28, 2013
When young people learn a more accurate history---including how people have worked together for greater dignity and justice---they are more likely to see themselves as changemakers.
As our favorite teacher, Howard Zinn, said, "I had a modest goal when I became a teacher. I wanted to change the world."
Please join us spreading a people's history to classrooms everywhere. Help us change the world.
December 5, 2013
We mourn the death of Nelson Mandela, who died today at age 95. Mandela's sacrifice, courage, and vision inspired people throughout the world, and thousands, if not millions, of young people came to their political awareness through anti-apartheid solidarity actions.
November 27, 2013
"In honor of my father, who died in the Spanish Civil War. He served in the Lincoln Brigade."
Rhoda Seidler's donation to the Zinn Education Project came with a connection to people's history. Her father volunteered for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, an international volunteer army that fought to save Spain’s Republican government from being overwhelmed by the fascist Francisco Franco, and his allies, Hitler and Mussolini.
November 18, 2013
A critical response to “Undue Certainty: Where Howard Zinn’s A People’s History Falls Short" by Sam Wineburg.
November 16, 2013
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.
November 11, 2013
Queens College in New York has an important archive with a wealth of documents about the activism of their staff and students during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. To bring attention to the history and resources, the archive staff called on the college’s graphic design department for help. The results are the stunning images below.
November 6, 2013
The following essay was presented at the Howard Zinn Read-In held at Purdue University on November 5, 2013.
If you are like me, and I think you are, you may be expecting something like one of the old Wobbly free speech fights. I will say, “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” after which I will be arrested.
October 23, 2013
It is easy to see the ways in which A People’s History of the United …
October 15, 2013
On October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups staged Freedom Day, a mass…
September 24, 2013
While students and teachers testify to the positive impact of people's history, the right to learn that history has been under frequent attack for the past few years.
September 16, 2013
Mary Beth Tinker was a 13-year-old junior high school student in December 1965 when she…