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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.

  • Forgotten in the classroom: The Reconstruction era (Article) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    Forgotten in the classroom:
    The Reconstruction era

    African Americans made huge strides in education, entrepreneurship and political power. Historians estimate that as many as 2,000 Blacks were elected to local, state and federal offices during Reconstruction. Most of those gains were lost after 1877, when the federal government pulled troops out of the South. A backlash began.

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  • Fun-filled People’s History Trivia Nights in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

    In November and December 2017, the Zinn Education Project hosted People’s History Trivia Nights in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., raising more than $4,300 for our work in 2018. At both events, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves while learning non-trivial people’s history.

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