Events

A People’s History on Manning’s Prison Reading List

Bradley Manning  • WikiCommonsBradley Manning, who allegedly leaked hundreds of thousands of secret government documents to Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks, turns 23 in jail Friday. The Daily Beast’s Denver Nicks, in an exclusive interview with Manning’s attorney, reports on his solitary confinement, what he’s reading (from George W. Bush to Howard Zinn), and his legal strategy.

Continue reading “Bradley Manning’s Life Behind Bars” by Denver Nicks.

Update: In August, 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison. In his statement, Manning wrote: Read More

The People Speak: Music and DVD

peoplespeak_dvd_cdUsing dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, The People Speak focuses on the concept of democracy based on the lives and experiences of ordinary Americans who, through their words and actions, changed the course of history. Narrated by Howard Zinn and based on his bestselling book, A People’s History of the United States, and Voices of a People’s History, this groundbreaking documentary film illustrates the relevance of these passionate historical moments to our society today, reminding us that democracy is not a spectator sport and to never take liberty for granted. Read More

Special Screening of The People Speak at BAM, November 4

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November 4, 2010

BAM, Brooklyn, NY
7 pm screening. Q&A to follow.

THE PEOPLE SPEAK (2009)

Directed by Howard Zinn, Chris Moore and Anthony Arnove.

A special screening with Josh Brolin, Staceyann Chin, David Strathairn, Allison Moorer, and other special guests.

Click here to view photos of the screening. Read More

Howard Zinn’s The People Speak, Live! in New York, December 12

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Sunday, December 12, 2010
6-8pm

Levi’s Workshop
18 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

 

Please join The People Speak for a special live performance and slideshow of historical photographs from the Library of Congress digital collections. The evening will feature special guests bringing to life voices – famous and forgotten – from the many movements for civil rights throughout U.S. history. Read More

The People Speak in Britain

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The People Speak is a unique celebration of British history. Through live performances and readings, The People Speak will highlight significant moments in our history where people have spoken out for change. Taking part in the event are some of the U.K.’s leading actors and musicians. Read More

The Howard Zinn Lecture Series at Boston University, Featuring Bill Moyers

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“Welcome to the Plutocracy”

A LECTURE BY BILL MOYERS

Enjoy an illuminating presentation, in memory of Howard Zinn, by veteran broadcast journalist and political commentator Bill Moyers. Moyers has been recognized, during his forty-year career, as one of the unique voices of his generation.

The lecture will be held Friday, October 29, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Metcalf Ballroom in the George Sherman Union.

More Information | Video of Event | Transcript

Photo/image: Bill Moyers

 

Release of Howard Zinn’s Decades Long FBI File

Howard Zinn's FBI File
In July 2010, the FBI released a 243-page file on Howard Zinn. The release describes the historian as “radical.” The documents show the bureau taking an active interest in Zinn since the late 1940s, when he was a student at New York University. The interest continued through the 1950s, as Zinn worked on his PhD at Columbia University. When the FBI again took an interest in Zinn in the 1960s, documents show the bureau evidently tried to have the historian fired from his job as professor at Boston University.

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The 2010 Ridenhour Courage Prize Awarded to Howard Zinn

ridenhour-prizes-logo-w-icon-2On April 14, 2010, The Ridenhour Courage Prize was awarded posthumously to Howard Zinn “for his determination to showcase the hidden heroes of social movements throughout history, his refusal to accept the history of only the powerful and victorious, his steadfast belief in the potential for a better world, his unflinching moral stance on fighting whatever he perceived was wrong in society, his fight to inspire students to believe that together they could make democracy come alive, and, in the words of his former student Alice Walker, ‘his way with resistance.’”

On behalf of his father, Jeff Zinn accepted the award from the Nation Institute and the Fertel Foundation. Bernice Johnson Reagon, SNCC activist and founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock, spoke about the life and work of Howard Zinn as an historian and truth teller.

Hear Jeff Zinn’s talk and read the transcripts of both their presentations here.

The Nation Institute •  April 14, 2010

Tribute to Howard Zinn at Busboys and Poets

Busboys and Poets celebrated the life and work of Howard Zinn in a special tribute featuring Amy Goodman, Ralph Nader, Dave Zirin, Marian Wright Edelman, and many more.

SleptOnTV • February 15, 2010