Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove


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Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 - January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist. His classic book, A People’s History of the United States, has been called “a brilliant and moving history...

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Anthony Arnove

Anthony Arnove produced the Academy Award–nominated documentary Dirty Wars, based on Jeremy Scahill’s book Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield and wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak...

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About this Event

Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove have selected for this book, many voices of resistance - in poems, speeches, letters, and memoirs, including such disparate Americans as Bob Dylan, Fannie Lou Hamer, César Chávez, Rachel Corrie, Helen Keller, and scores of others. Each segment is about 15 minutes long.

Segment One:
Patrick Lannan introduces the event and Howard Zinn
Howard Zinn reads and introduces the guest readers
Rubén Martinez reads Bartolomé de Las Casas

Segment Two:
Kerry Washington reads Maria Stewart
Marisa Tomei reads Harriet Hanson Robinson
Rubén Martinez reads a North Star editorial

Segment Three:
Kerry Washington reads Sojourner Truth
Howard Zinn reads Frederick Douglass
Jane Fonda (with N. Scott Momaday) reads Susan B. Anthony

Segment Four:
N. Scott Momaday reads his work and from Black Elk
Marisa Tomei reads Emma Goldman

Segment Five:
Lucille Clifton reads Fannie Lou Hamer
Howard Zinn reads from his own work

Segment Six:
Lucille Clifton reads Yuri Kochiyama
Jane Fonda reads Cindy Sheehan
Howard Zinn closes the event and thanks all the guest readers


Audio from this Event

Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove read from the book Voices of a People's History of the United States | Duration: 1:32:08

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