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    HOWARD ZINN 1922–2010

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


Revolt Is Always an Inch Below the Surface

In an following excerpt from A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn writes about the legacy of Black resistance in the 20th century, the rise of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s and 70s, and the attacks by the U.S. government through COINTELPRO. Read more.

Judi Bari Bomb Scene - Whole Car | HowardZinn.orgZinn’s Offer of Expert Testimony on COINTELPRO

In 1990, while driving, a pipe bomb exploded directly under Judi Bari’s driver’s seat. Instead of investigating the bombing as attempted murder, the FBI tried to frame Bari and Cherney for the bombing. In April 2001, Howard Zinn offered to provide expert testimony in the civil case regarding the FBI’s history of using the Counterintelligence Program—COINTELPRO. Read letter transcript.

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From the Archives

This collection features items from the Howard Zinn Papers at the Tamiment Library, the Summer Freedom Digital Collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society, and other historical repositories.

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