I was introduced to Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States in the 12th grade by my AP Government educator. She instilled a passion for politics and social justice that I never really sat back and understood; until now, a decade later. I hope this donation assists other students across the country learn a more complete and inclusive history than that’s found in their textbooks.
It’s important now more than ever for young people to understand and learn more about lives that are not included in a standard curriculum, and give voices to those who are silenced. I hope this helps students gain an awareness of differing perspectives, inspires them to become passionate about change, and drives them to take action. We cannot be neutral on a moving train.