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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.

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

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6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[2002 - On the United States decision to wage war on Iraq after 9/11] We certainly should not be initiating a war, as it's not a clear and present danger to the United States, or in fact, to anyone around it. If it were, then the states around Iraq would be calling for a war on it. The Arab states around Iraq are opposed to the war, and if anyone's in danger from Iraq, they are. At the same time,... See more »

Trivia:

In the spring of 2003, to commemorate the sale of the one millionth copy of "A People's History of the United States", a dramatic reading from the book was held at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. The reading featured Danny Glover, Andre Gregory, James Earl Jones, actress Myla Pitt, Marisa Tomei, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Alice Walker (herself a former student of Zinn's at Atlanta's Spelman College), ... See more »

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