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Historian Howard Zinn gave the closing keynote speech to more than 800 teachers at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in Houston. Learn more about the speech and read a transcript here.The recording was provided by NCSS."


Howard Zinn was an American historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a political science professor at Boston University. Zinn wrote more than twenty books, including his best-selling and influential A People's History of the United States. In 2007, he published a version of it for younger readers, A Young People′s History of the United States.

Zinn described himself as "something of an anarchist, something of a socialist. Maybe a democratic socialist." He wrote extensively about the civil rights and anti-war movements, and labor history of the United States. Zinn died of a heart attack in 2010.

 

 

 

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