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Howard Zinn (I) (1922–2010)

Howard Zinn, the author of the best seller "A People's History of the United States", is a historian, political scientist and social activist well-known for his involvement in progressive causes. Zinn was born on August 24, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of immigrant Jewish parents. During the early years of World War Two, Zinn worked as a ... See full bio »

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 1999 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (consultant - 1 episode)
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 1987 Eyes on the Prize (TV Series documentary) (academic advisor - 6 episodes)
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Plays Emma, Daughter of Venus, Marx in Soho.

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Let's talk about socialism. I think it's very important to bring back the idea of socialism into the national discussion to where it was at the turn of the [last] century before the Soviet Union gave it a bad name. Socialism had a good name in this country. Socialism had Eugene Debs. It had Clarence Darrow. It had Mother Jones. It had Emma Goldman. It had several million people reading socialist ... See more »


Words of remembrance were written by MIT's linguistics professor Noam Chomsky for "Time" magazine's Milestones section (Issue: February 22, 2010). See more »

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