I have been teaching history in high schools and college for 50 years, and I have used Zinn’s work for most of the last 40. His revolutionary perspective has touched students and woken them up to sides of the American story that they had never imagined. The Zinn Education Project’s work is critical to developing an informed public better prepared to be responsible citizens.
I had the genuine pleasure of personally meeting Howard Zinn when he came to speak at Rhode Island College around 2000. His example has taught me so much as both a teacher and an historian. Thanks to you and everyone at ZEP for their unrelenting efforts to inform students and help develop critical thinking skills so essential in a world of competing stories of our past.