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About Howard Zinn

I can UNDERSTAND pessimism, but I don't BELIEVE in it. It's not simply a matter of faith, but of historical EVIDENCE. Not overwhelming evidence, just enough to give HOPE, because for hope we don't need certainty, only POSSIBILITY.

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    Aug. 31, 1921: Battle of Blair Mountain

    August 31 marks the anniversary of the largest civil insurrection in U.S. history after the Civil War. This uprising, which has been all but lost to memory, was the climax of two mine wars fought in the West Virginia coalfields from 1912-1921.

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    People’s History Tool Kit—Resources for Teaching Outside the Textbook

    As the school year gets underway, we share this tool kit to help you bring people’s history to the classroom. The tool kit features: Popular teaching activities; articles about what’s missing from textbooks; Rethinking Schools magazine, a must-read for everyone involved in education; Teaching for Change online bookstore, carefully selected books for pre-K to adult on social justice issues; and much more.

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