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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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An Unreasonable Man
(2006)
Ethos
Ethos Thanks
(2011)
The Corporation
The Corporation Himself - Author, A People's History of the United States
(2003)

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 2008 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (advisor - 1 episode)
- Writ Writer (2008) ... (advisor)
 1999 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (consultant - 1 episode)
- Riding the Rails (1999) ... (consultant)
 1987 Eyes on the Prize (TV Series documentary) (academic advisor - 6 episodes)
- Bridge to Freedom: 1965 (1987) ... (academic advisor)
- Mississippi: Is This America?: 1962-1964 (1987) ... (academic advisor)
- No Easy Walk: 1961-1963 (1987) ... (academic advisor)
- Ain't Scared of Your Jails: 1960-1961 (1987) ... (academic advisor)
- Fighting Back: 1957-1962 (1987) ... (academic advisor)
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Other Works:

Plays Emma, Daughter of Venus, Marx in Soho.

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

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Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. See more »

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Zinn's autobiography, "You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train", was made into the documentary film Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004), by Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller. The film includes footage of Howard and Roslyn Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Marian Wright Edelman, Daniel Ellsberg, Tom Hayden and Alice Walker. The 78-minute film on DVD includes these special features: On Human ... See more »

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