• Bread and Roses March, 1912
  • Alcatraz Island Occupiers, 1971
  • Shirley Chisholm for President, 1972
  • Emma Tenayuca, labor activist, 1937
  • Memphis Sanitation Strike, 1968
  • Daisy Lee Bates, Civil Rights Activist
  • Anti-war March
  • Harlem Silent Protest, 1917

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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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    New Teaching Activities on the Environment

    We’re delighted to announce the posting of four new articles and activities on environmental justice issues. At a moment when the dimensions of the climate crisis are becoming more apparent, the Zinn Education Project is committed to providing teachers more resources to help students confront the causes and consequences of climate change and the broader environmental crisis.

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    Women in Labor History

    The impact women have made in labor history is often missing from textbooks and the media despite the numerous roles women have played to organize, unionize, rally, document, and inspire workers—both men and women, children and adults, citizens and immigrants—to fight for justice. From championing better workplace conditions to cutting back the 12-hour day to demanding equal pay across racial lines, these are just a few of the women who have contributed to the labor movement.

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