Women’s Labor Newspaper Digitized

March 24, 2013
For Women's History Month, we are pleased to share the digitized collection of the Voice of Industry newspaper. The Voice of Industry was a worker-run newspaper, published by young women from 1845-1848, who came to work in the factories in Lowell, Mass. Under the influence of the young labor leader Sarah Bagley, the paper was an uncompromising advocate for women’s rights, publishing pieces about marriage, suffrage, and equality.
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Lucy Gonzales Parsons | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Lucy Parsons: More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters

March 7, 2013
On March 7, 1942, 89-year-old Lucy Gonzales Parsons died in a house fire in Chicago. On this anniversary of her death and in honor of Women's History Month, we share this essay about her life by William Loren Katz, author of Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage. As Katz explains, Parsons was such a renowned labor organizer and orator that one Chicago official called her “more dangerous than a thousand rioters.”
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The Zinn Education Project at the NCSS Conference in Seattle

November 19, 2012
The Zinn Education Project had a major presence at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference in Seattle from Nov. 16-18, 2012. Educators from across the country met and talked about teaching people's history. We featured books by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change, people's history resources, and a raffle.
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Sean Arce Receives Award at National Council for the Social Studies Conference

November 17, 2012
Seattle, Washington. (November 17, 2012) – The Zinn Education Project presented Mexican American Studies program co-founder Sean Arce with the 2012 Myles Horton* Education Award for Teaching People’s History at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference on Nov. 16, 2012. The NCSS conference is the largest annual convening of social studies teachers in the country. The awards ceremony was attended by many guests of note including 100-year-old Isidore Starr, founder of law related education; Susan Griffin, executive director of NCSS; former NCSS president Syd Golston; Mary Beth Tinker of the landmark Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court case; and, most important, Sean Arce’s family. Arce’s parents and two children flew to Seattle for the special occasion.
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2012: Woody Guthrie Centennial

November 16, 2012
Born on July 14, 1912, activist folksinger Woody Guthrie's centennial is in full swing across the country. His family and historians developed a website to make sure that his life and work are honored and can continue to inspire another generation.
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