In commemoration of Howard Zinn’s 100th birthday, the Baltimore-based Taharka Brothers released a “Power of the People” ice cream flavor.
The flavor is coffee with a glazed donut sweet cream swirl inspired by Howard Zinn’s love of meeting people at Dunkin’ Donuts for conversation and coffee. The name is inspired by:
Howard’s legacy, his very strong belief in the power of the people over the power of the establishment. The coffee could represent the stimulus to “awaken” the power of the people — to get them to understand the power they have if they unite and act.
Taharka Brothers is a worker-owned company with a commitment to social justice. The label on the “Power of the People” ice cream will have a QR code to introduce customers to people’s history resources from the Zinn Education Project and the lid includes a promotion for the #TeachTruth campaign. The ice cream is available at retail locations Baltimore and at Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop in Washington, DC. This fall it will also be available nationally via online orders.