Howard Zinn speaking at a peace rally • Date unknown


Zinn was a historian, playwright, and activist. His life’s work focused on a wide range of issues including race, class, war, and history, and touched the lives of many people.

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Howard Zinn on the telephone • Photo by Paul Allen Smith • Date unknown

Articles & Interviews

In addition to writing books, Zinn wrote articles, had several columns, and participated in numerous interviews. Many of these are available here in print, audio, and video.

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Howard Zinn at his typerwriter • Estate of Howard Zinn • Late 1970s


Zinn was the author of many books, including A People's History of the United States, SNCC: The New Abolitionists, the play Emma, and his autobiography You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train.

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Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Features Ibram X. Kendi

On Dec. 7, the 2020 Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture featured Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with Nina Silber. "Well, first, let me just say that I'm just truly honored that I was selected to be a part of this memorial event. For of course, Howard Zinn, who I just certainly admire, and really learned tremendously from him in terms of how to be an engaged and active scholar."