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    HOWARD ZINN 1922–2010

    Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922-January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist.

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Howard Zinn and Daniel Berrigan in Hanio. Image from "Hit & Stay: A History of Faith and Resistance." Remembering a War

This year, as the Pentagon prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, we revisit this essay by Howard Zinn written in 1998, the 30th anniversary year of when he traveled with the Reverend Daniel Berrigan to Hanoi to receive prisoners released by the North Vietnamese. In talking about the terrible effects of the Vietnam War, Zinn states, “all wars are wars against civilians, and are therefore inherently immoral” and “political leaders all over the world should not be trusted when they urge their people to war claiming superior knowledge and expertise.” This is an excerpt from Howard Zinn on War followed by related resources. Continue reading.

freedomday_selma_1963_cropOn the Road to Voting Rights: Freedom Day in Selma, 1963

On this 50th anniversary year of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery marches and the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, we revisit Zinn’s first-hand account of Selma’s Freedom Day in 1963. “The idea was to bring hundreds of people to register to vote, hoping that their numbers would decrease fear. And there was much to fear,” Zinn writes. This excerpt is followed by related resources on Selma, Freedom Day, and SNCC. Continue reading.

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Call for Proposals: Second Annual Howard Zinn Bookfair 2015

The second annual Howard Zinn Book Fair (HZBF) will be held on November 14, 2015 in the San Francisco Bay Area. HZBF is currently accepting proposals for readings, workshops, and panels. HZBF is especially interested in conversations about… Read More

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