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False Equivalency of Blaming “Both Sides”
August 17, 2017

In light of President Trump’s comments about “both sides” being to blame for the violence during the white supremacist, Nazi rally in Charlottesville, VA, this past weekend, Kevin M. Kruse, Princeton history professor and author of White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism, shared examples in his Twitter feed about the use of false equivalencies in history.

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Aug. 13, 1955: Lamar Smith Murdered for Voter Registration
August 13, 2017

On August 13, 1955, Lamar Smith, 63-year-old farmer and WWI veteran, was shot dead in cold blood on the crowded courthouse lawn in Brookhaven, Mississippi, for urging Blacks to vote in a local run-off election. No one was prosecuted.

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People’s History Events Coming to Bay Area
August 7, 2017

We want to alert you to two people’s history events coming in November. The Zinn Education Project will have a booth at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference (NCSS) at the Moscone Center, Nov. 17-18. Immediately following the NCSS Conference will be the Howard Zinn Book Fair, Nov. 19 at City College.

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‘Bringing Zinn to Class’: Bostonia Features Project Cofounder and Arkansas Book Drive
July 14, 2017

The Summer 2017 issue of Bostonia, the Boston University alumni magazine, features a profile of Zinn Education Project co-founder William Holtzman and the recent book drive undertaken in response to a proposed Zinn book ban in Arkansas.

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Let’s Transform the Teaching of History
July 13, 2017

Imagine how we can transform the teaching of history by knitting together our ZEP network and provide them with even more extensive people’s history resources. Resources that can help students question, but also can inspire and empower. To realize this vision, we’d like your help.

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People’s History of Fourth of July: Beyond 1776 | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

People’s History of Fourth of July
July 1, 2017

As part of our This Day in History series, we bring you a collection of people’s history stories from July 4: Beyond 1776.
On July 4, 1827, slavery was abolished in New York, following a gradual emancipation law that went into effect in 1799. However, New York continued to benefit economically from the system of human bondage.

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Spread the Word! Get Bookmarks and Flyers to Share
June 12, 2017

The way most people hear about the Zinn Education Project is through friends and colleagues. You can request Zinn Education Project bookmarks and flyers to distribute at education events, conferences, or, in this case, Little Free Libraries.

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