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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.

  • Jul. 29, 1910: Slocum Massacre in Texas | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    Genocide in East Texas: A History of the Slocum Massacre

    One of our most read “This Day in History” posts is about the July 29, 1910, Slocum Massacre—the racially charged murders by whites on the Black population of Slocum, Texas, and the subsequent cover-up of a community’s violent history.

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  • NEA 2016 National Convention | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Endorses Teaching “Climate Justice”

    By Bill Bigelow
    Last week in Washington, D.C. the National Education Association (NEA), voted at its national convention to support the Portland resolution and to encourage state and local affiliates to create and promote climate literacy resolutions in their own communities, using the Portland resolution as a model. The NEA has close to 3 million members, and its convention is dubbed “the world’s largest deliberative assembly,” with 7,000 delegates.

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