Educators and Activists Celebrate the Legacy of Howard Zinn and the Zinn Education Project

Collage: Howard Zinn Room Dedication, 2011 | Photos by Rick Reinhard and Jack GordonThere was a standing-room-only crowd at the new Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, Md., for the special event on Sept. 21, 2011 to celebrate International Peace Day, dedicate the Zinn Room, and raise funds for the Zinn Education Project.

An extraordinary group of people spoke, sang, and read to honor the memory of historian and activist Howard Zinn and to support the Zinn Education Project‘s efforts to promote teaching people’s history in middle and high school classrooms.

Howard Zinn Room Poster | Photo by Robin HollandThe 300-plus attendees were inspired by the words of Jeff Zinn, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Cornel West, Dave Zirin, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Marian Wright Edelman, Barbara Ehrenreich, Medea Benjamin, Craig and Cindy Corrie, and more.

Read more about the event and view video highlights at the Zinn Education Project website.

 

Jeff Wolf Zinn at the Zinn Room Dedication

 

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