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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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The People Speak
(2009)
Eyes on the Prize
Eyes on the Prize Miscellaneous Crew
(1987)
American Experience
American Experience Miscellaneous Crew
(1999)

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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.

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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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 »

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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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