People’s History Commemoration of Howard Zinn’s 100th Anniversary

On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, sports historian Dave Zirin and Teaching for Black Lives co-editor Jesse Hagopian will host an event with special guests to commemorate Howard Zinn (1922 – 2010) and other people’s historians on this 100th anniversary year. The event will be on the anniversary of Zinn’s birth and the theme is from the title of his biography, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train. Guest speakers include Martín Espada, Kidada E. Williams, Myla Kabat-Zinn, Imani Perry, Alice Walker, Lauren Cooper, and more.

The event is hosted by the Zinn Education Project, the Howard Zinn Trust, Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University, and Busboys and Poets.



Jesse Hagopian is a leadership team member of the Zinn Education Project and a high school teacher. He is also an editor for Rethinking Schoolsthe co-editor of Teaching for Black Lives, and editor of More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing.

Dave ZirinThe Nation’s sports editor, is one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World” and is the author of ten books (including A People’s History of Sports in the United States) on the politics of sports — none more important than The Kaepernick Effect for helping educators understand how young people can change the world.

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