The Zinn Education Project

Bus Boycott, Montgomery, AL, February, 1956, courtesy LIFE magazine

I’ve read many articles written by Howard Zinn. I’m ashamed to say that I have never read his entire book, A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present, but I plan to. Howard Zinn, who died on January 27,  2010 at age 87, told a different story about America, one that exposed its flaws but also one that celebrated its common people, instead of just its leaders. The Zinn Education Project is a great way to explore his vision and expand your own vision of America.

The Zinn Education Project allows you to discover history by time period or by theme. It contains wonderful resources, including web sites and even posters in addition to books and films. Warning: these resources include things like a poster entitled “Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus”, so don’t go here if you want your American history served up the way I learned it in the 1960s.

But if you want to experience history Howard Zinn’s way, you can register on the site and have access to such topics as

How many historians acknowledge the role of poets and novelists in bringing us the story of our world? Howard Zinn is special, and so is this site. Enjoy.

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    Cam said,

    Thank you so much for this link!! I recently watched a Youtube video of Howard Zinn & Woody Harrelson, and had no idea that there was a site like this! I will be heading over to check it out right away! 🙂

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    Karen said,

    What a great resource! Thanks for sharing.


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