How does what I eat reflect who I am? Where does our food come from? What food choices must we make to secure our future? These are some of the questions that students will answer at this year’s Food Justice Youth Summit, an annual event hosted by Capital City Public Charter School to build awarenes...
#tdih On March 29, 1925 several African-American leaders (including the superintendent of African American schools) in Charleston, W.V. protested the scheduled engagement of "The Birth of a Nation" for April 1 at the Rialto Theater. They argued it violated a 1919 state law prohibiting any entertainment which demeaned another race. The Mayor and the W.V. Supreme Court supported their argument and prevented the showing of the film. Earlier protests in Boston were not as successful: http://massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=125 See the new PBS film, Birth of a Movement: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/birth-of-a-movement/ Photo: Protest in NY, 1947, Library of Congress.
Kent Mick Brave people to protest the KKK in the 1920s!
Diana Daniels "The Peoples' History of the United States" by Zinn should be in all high school history classrooms....it is not the end-all but it sure shows how this country is not so squeaky clean as we have been taught. This book shows all the horrible methods and actions leaders used to aid the wealthy and screw the rest. We learn from our mistakes and this book is a lesson we all need to know
Paul D Robbins Kudos to the protesters, the mayor, and the WV Supreme Court!
Ernesto DelMundo Ahh, Boston... that Northern bastion of institutionalized racism. This was right around the time that ole Judge Thayer, Harvard class of 1879, was sending Sacco and Vanzetti to the gallows.
#tdih On March 28, 1898, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, holding that children born in the United States, even to parents not eligible to become citizens, were nonetheless citizens themselves under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Born in San Francisco to Chinese immigrants who were barred from ever becoming U.S. citizens under the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, Wong Kim Ark was denied re-entry to the United States after a trip to China, on the grounds that the son of a Chinese national could never be a U.S. citizen. Wong sued the federal government, resulting in the Supreme Court’s seminal decision that the government could not deny citizenship to anyone born in the United States.
On March 28, 1898, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, holding that children born in the United States, even to parents not eligible to become citi…
Kim Merino And to think there are politicians that want to revoke birthright citizenship!
As much as I have issues w/ my country and its history, I am patriotic and proud to American because it's a form of resistance for me.
A 2nd generation, brown, Mexican-American woman has the same rights as an American as someone who's family has been here since the 1890s. It's a big middle finger to the rhetoric of "deport them!" "They need to assimilate" or "They need to honor American traditions"
I'm laughing thinking they can't take this away from me cuz I was born here.
Gretchen Bailey This happened to a neighbors mother and it took years for her to back to US from China.
Aki Maehara And he could not have done that without the gains made by the Black liberation movement antiSlavery and Abolition movements
David S. Cohen For those interested, NPR had a great interview with his great granddaughter in 2015. http://www.npr.org/2015/10/02/445346769/he-famously-fought-for-his-u-s-citizenship-where-are-his-descendants-now
Clyde Guenthner great way commemorate this date
Bill Glover Wasn't that the same Court hat granted corporations some rights a citizens?
Mary Fenstermacher H. Zinn love ♡♡♡♡
Sandra Gander That decision says to me, the Constitution stands against "racism".
Edgar Aracena Lisa Baum
Leslie Yamshon An important , memorable teaching lesson.
Ron LeClair Laurel Engle Thanks for sharing!
Anna Liebler Cassie Elliott
Tina Currin Duvaul Very educational! Thanks for sharing.
On #tdih March 28, 1939 the Spanish Civil War ended with the elected gov't. falling to the fascist General Francisco Franco. The Republicans, such as the militia in this photo, had been joined by International Brigades. As Professor Robin D. G. Kelley explains in "The Lincoln Brigade: A Picture History": "If we understand World War II as a global struggle against fascism, then the conflict begins in Spain in 1936 with General Francisco Franco’s army mutiny against the democratically elected Republican government. It is called a 'Civil War,' but this is really a misnomer. Without support from Mussolini’s Italy, Hitler’s Germany, and Portugal under the dictatorship of Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, Franco and his rebel troops could not have succeeded. Military and material aid shifted the balance of power, and the Western democracies’ decision to stay neutral and impose an embargo on the Republic contributed to the unequal balance of power. Only the Soviet Union and Mexico officially came to the aid of the Republic." Please let us know how you teach about the Spanish Civil War, the role of the U.S. gov't., and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Here are classroom resources, including a graphic novel booklet about Paul Robeson in Spain and a photo history: http://zinnedproject.org/collections/lincoln-brigade/ Photo: Getty Images
James Forrest I teach this topic in great detail to senior pupils in Scotland. A very complex conflict, fuelled by both action and inaction!!
Zach Haney Sonja Vitow
James Taylor And Robert Colodney history professor at the University of Pittsburgh was attacked by HUAC for participating in the Lincoln Brigade sparking the fight for academic freedom in the late Fifties and early Sixties.
I was an undergrad at Pittsburgh at the time.
James Taylor They called Colodney a Premature Anti-fascist.
James Taylor Come to think of it I am one of those right now.
Ted Bohn Exactly. And it had prognostic significance as well. Because Germany was emerging from crippling reparations after WW1, but somehow found the military resources to aid Franco. Hitler should have been stopped at that point.
Anne Ridge One of many historical topics I know nothing about; article saved for reading later. Heavy reading- not right now, but important.
Nigel Hanrahan With respect, the period of war that includes the official definition of World War II (1939-1945) should include, not only the fascist mutiny against the legitimate government of Spain but also the Japanese attack and occupation of China. Certainly, that's how Chinese historians look at things ... and their arguments have merit.
Fernando Padilla Recc; The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas, Modern Library 2012. I knew some of its victims.
Dana Williams Julien Blt
Edgar Aracena Cristina Berrincha Hugo A. Camacho Gonzalez Patricia Pedraza Andaluz Norma R Barragan Gabe Kramer
Ed Haynes Fair enough, but what about the Japanese war against China?
Tarun Kumar Some nuance required with the analysis of the republican government. Yes, they were opposed to fascism and Franco's looming dictatorship but they still aimed to crush the worker's revolution breaking out across the country.
Michael Joseph Omar Verville Hilary
Wil Blake Pan's Labyrinth
Larry Winters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqe7LpBUzqU
Ask your students: "When was one of the first (recorded that is) organized protests of segregation on a bus or streetcar?" They may be surprised to learn that it dates back to the Reconstruction Era. On March 27, 1867, after the end of a Freedmen's meeting in Charleston, S.C., a group of African-Americans decided to test their right to ride on the Charleston Street Cars. The Streetcar Company's rules denied them this right. At 5 o'clock, two to five men entered a streetcar on the King Street line, and sat among the white customers. Conductor Rivers explained the rules of the company and that he had the right to forcibly remove them, yet the men did not move. Rivers called the police, but they also failed to remove the men. Read here to find out what happened next: http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/1444 Learn about more early street car protests in "Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson" by award-winning historian Blair M. Kelley: http://bit.ly/WVAcnY#TeachReconstruction
Kathryn Ritner fascinating; some of our history is like watching a snake
Mark Roudané The New Orleans Star Car battles (not mentioned in The Right to Ride) occurred around the same time. The city required Blacks to use a separate, inadequate fleet of cars marked with stars. In April, 1867 the New Orleans Tribune--America's first Black daily newspaper--issued a series of editorial attacks on the "star cars." On May 5th, festering resentment turned into anger. Black New Orleanians began boarding white only cars throughout the city. A day of sometimes violent fighting on the streetcars culminated with a massive demonstration on Rampart Street near Congo Square. Over 500 protestors gathered there, and many occupied white streetcars. Officials, taken aback by the militancy of the demonstrators and fearing a repeat of the 1866 Mechanics’ Institute Massacre, reluctantly decided it prudent to integrate the system. Surprisingly, the change went well, and a white backlash did not materialize. This early integration battle inspired the Tribune to turn its attention to the city's segregated school system. Visit www.roudanez.com to learn what happened next.
Carrie Tucker Absolutely loved reading this story!
Dana Bennett !!!!YPPIKS NMAD
Kevin Harrison We have segregated transport systems in many parts of the world, the poor travel by bus the rich by car.....and different levels in between.
#tdih On March 26, 1839, Cherokee Indians came to the end of the “Trail of Tears,” a forced death march from their ancestral home in the Smoky Mountains to the Oklahoma Territory. Here is a classroom lesson called "The Cherokee/Seminole Removal Role Play" https://zinnedproject.org/materials/the-cherokeeseminole-removal-role-play/ Painting: "Forced Move" by Max Standley courtesy R. Michelson Galleries.
Edgar Aracena Nicolle Fefferman
Patrick Leahey Ugly times.
Kevin Droste And even worse, their ancestors who remain in Western NC continue to live in abject poverty. Even though the Native Americans have stopped fighting, the US war on them is without end. Take a drive across I-40, and see what it looks like from Western NC to Eastern AZ. Very, very (I was gonna say sad, but...). disgraceful is a better word.
Tony Martin Trail of Tears, one of America's greatest shames. It should be taught correctly in all public schools.
Syed Raza Imam Rizvi The story of Shame for every American.
John M. Lawlor Jr. Sadly, it looks like an ICE round-up today.
Steven Roger Martel Let's make America great again!
Bill Nichols Our "proud" white American heritage. A huge debt is still owed.
Lori Trilling it's interesting that these significant posts come just as i've traveled through said areas. 😳
Sandra Roddy-Adams Kenny Adams 😢
Sara Esther That's a great lesson plan. I've used it for years with minor tweaks--highly recommended.
Michael Nellis CBC Radio's broadcast on The Trail of Tears, Part I.
Ashley Grace Larry Kelliher NBD lol
James Taylor Today it is ICE in white suv's.
Chris Evans and the one who ordered it is on the $20 bill...go figure
Jeff Plaks Check out the painting of Andrew Jackson that now hangs in the Oval Office near Trump's desk. The latter idealizes the genocidal opportunist.
Ajmal Mehdi great
Andy Justicia Etienne I appreciate all your posts on my timeline. Thank you.
Ron Gillmore …the evil in racist hearts poisons generations…
Jim MacDonald The
Susanna Elizabeth McCabe 😡😰😰😰
Izzy Anderson Mitch Hulyk another role play lesson plan
Deanna Federman In addition, see the textbook on these years that are part of the ten book series by Joy Hakim - "A History of U.S." Perfect for middle school.
Sonia Loyola angelina loyola
Anje Tierra Looks like modern day Israel and the Occupation of the Palestinians for their land.
#tdih On Mar. 25, 1965, 39-year-old Viola Liuzzo (Apr. 11, 1925 – Mar. 25, 1965) was murdered by KKK members while driving protesters home after the Selma to Montgomery marches. Her murder was followed by a smear campaign, mounted by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, as a means of diverting attention from the fact that a key FBI informant was in the car with Liuzzo’s killers. Read more and see documentary film trailer: http://zinnedproject.org/posts/17542 Artwork: (c) Erin Currier http://www.erincurrierfineart.com/martyrs.html
Nicki Ann How many more are there?
Kathryn Ritner remember this well
Laurence Ligon she is a true hero, sacrificing her life for a just cause.
Apollonia Chantre Ellis Ty for your dedication to the movement Viola Liuzzo! R.I.P.
Alyson Ballew We've learned about her at church.
Nance Cedar She was a true UU!
Linda Taylor I remember! She was a hero!
John Malcolm FBI again.
Karal Taylor What an amazing woman and hero who sacrificed for a cause for justice!
Stephannie Romesburg There is so much our government has done and covered up it would shock the world if we knew the truth
Philip Lutz I remember.
Nora Bishop Fleming Remembered with fondness and admiration for her courage.
Scarlett Brown I'm sad that outlets for these facts are being fought. It's crucial to know these things 😣
Kipp Dawson This case was my then-9-year-old mother's introduction to what now is called "Black Lives Matter." For her, and the social justice activists of her generation, it began a journey which we now continue. As with everything, knowing our history -- the rich history of the struggles against the racism which permeates and distorts the lives and institutions of all in this country -- this knowledge, this building on our past, is indispensable. Thank you, Zinn Education Project.
Marla Albrecht A PEOPLE'S History.....that's why we're not taught it K-12. Keep 'em trained enough to run the machines, but not educated and able to apply history to current context.
Rica Mae Idk This nation should've been burned down. It's existence is inhumane and unjust
Adam Starks As bad as this is, the case down in Texas where that girl went into church claiming that three black men raped her is now sitting behind bars. Our society is progressing...however slow it may be. It's unfortunately that we don't hear about these movements, because it's ignorance that allows such actions to continue.
Gabriela Siegel Nicole Smith
Maria Holt Aki Maehara
Carina Ventura Ronnie Sckool-Boy Johnson
Leonard Cruise Butingan For those interested in the Scottsboro case's globality: I study black British history and while I already knew about this case I found a book that partly documents Ada Wright's (one of the mothers of the accused) global tour to free the Scottsboro Boys:
Read Susan Pennybacker's "From Scottsboro to Munich Race and Political Culture in 1930s Britain"
Tony Lowe Because the wheels of social justice in the U.S., and around the world, are so slow to turn, the cumulative damage placed on people of color continue to mount. Among the tragedies of racial discourse in the U.S. is the deliberate attempt to deny the story of the oppressed. This continues to be necessary for all classrooms today, because in many ways it continues to manifest itself in similar and different ways.
Amy Sundback I did not know about this. Thank you Zinn Ed Project. Scottsboro Documentary on my to-watch list.
Reggie Windham Just went to PBS and bought the DVD, an investment in my education.
#tdih On March 24, 1953, an extraordinary scene unfolded on Capitol Hill as author and Soviet affairs expert William Mandel turned the tables on Sen. Joseph McCarthy during a nationally televised hearing. Mandel had been subpoenaed to testify before McCarthy's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which was looking into allegedly pro-communist books in the State Department's overseas libraries. Rather than adopt a defensive stance, as many previous witnesses had done, Mandel took the offensive repeatedly during his testimony, making accusations that were highlighted in newspapers the next day. As the hearing got under way he declared, "This is a book-burning! You lack only the tinder to set fire to the books as Hitler did twenty years ago, and I am going to get that across to the American people!" He also accused McCarthy of murdering Army Major Raymond Kaplan, who had committed suicide following an earlier hearing, and asked how McCarthy had accumulated savings of $175,000 on a yearly salary of $15,000. Read Mandel's autobiography, "Saying No To Power" (with intro by Howard Zinn), to learn about his life of activism including joining a 1951 Freedom Ride to defend the Martinsville Seven and much more. A 30-minute video can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=irIdED94b_I Here are resources for teaching about McCarthyism: http://bit.ly/ZLxxNG Photo: Mandel at the 1960 HUAC hearing in San Francisco. Thanks to Craig Gingold for submitting “this day in history.”
Rafe Husain Wow
Vincent Sutton Cloyd Robert S
Jim Finnell Hero.
Jiao Zhi ShiFu Dumpling Master Just in time!
Faiza Khan Saba Maroof Hamzavi how interesting!
Judith Stanley William Mandel was one of a kind. Thanks for the reminder.
Carol Kelly-thomas Bill Mandel was often on KPFA radio he was a true light into his 80s.
William Katz William Mandel was a knowledgeable and brilliant speaker ready to speak to all who would listen.
#tdih Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated while celebrating Mass on Mar. 24, 1980. This was soon after he had written to U.S. President Jimmy Carter warning that increased US military aid would "undoubtedly sharpen the injustice and the political repression inflicted on the organized people, whose struggle has often been for their most basic human rights." In this photo we see the protesting mothers of the Disappeared, who hold an image of Romero. It is part of the "Memorial Wall" mural in El Salvador which depicts the history of the war of the 1980s back to 1932, when a peasant uprising demanding dignified living conditions was brutally repressed by the U.S. backed military dictatorship of the time. More on Romero: http://bit.ly/flsuoT Primary docs on Romero from the National Security Archive: http://bit.ly/dMNbD7 Resources for teaching about Central America: http://www.teachingcentralamerica.org/ Photo from Compadres, a Canadian teachers’ organization.
Maria Holt Julia Wallace
Chalceus Maxon Thank you!
Kat Moore The book "In Search For Bernabé" talks about the assassination
Alfred Ruggiero He was noble and courageous. Thank God for such people.
Michelle Forrest Thank you so much for this, he was a courageous, loving man of justice, peace and faith
Daybreak TV Productions Today we remember Oscar Romero https://youtu.be/NHUIlsiYNxk
Robert Stanley Capitalism
Patrick S. O'Donnell So too was Rodolfo Jorge Walsh (January 9, 1927 – March 25, 1977) an Argentine writer, journalist and revolutionary of Irish descent, who published his “Open Letter from a Writer to the Military Junta” on March 24, 1977, and was murdered by the regime the following day: http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/.../rodolfo-walsh...
Nur Alima Schieber Requiem mass
archbishop oscar romero
gunned down by government sanctioned
terrorist, assassin, soldier, national guard, death squad
generic enforcer for the war
against the earth and her people
in the chapel of the hospital
where he lived in poverty
where he lived for the poor
where he lived for peace
where he lived for justice
the arch bishop of el salvador
who walked in the path of the christ,
who spoke for the poor, the hungry, the dispossessed, the prisoner,
as he celebrated the mass
in the chapel in san Salvador
where the gun sang its death song
song of the death of a prophet
song of the death of a saint
kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison, christie eleison , christie elieson,
in the chapel of the hospital
in the chapel in san salvador,
as the arch bishop held the sacrament
of the body and blood
of our lord and savior jesus Christ
as he transfigured it from wine and bread
and his body riddled with the bullets
from the guns of the government
became the word made flesh and he dwelt among us
as the blood of Christ
spilled over the white cloth on the altar
and the body of Christ
the bread of heaven
slumped into the second death
on the cross of injustice tyranny murder
in the humble chapel
of the city
of san Salvador
and the prophet of peace
the prophet of love
the prophet of justice
became a seed in the hearts
of the campesinos he served
became a voice that was heard
throughout his country
throughout the Americas
throughout the world.
His body and blood
Became the fertilizer
The fount of living water
That carried his message
throughout Spanish america
Nur alima schieber
#tdih 1965 the Selma to Montgomery marches continued. As the march traveled through Lowndes County, Stokely Carmichael (in photo) and others from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee talked with local residents and helped to organize the Lowndes County Freedom Party (LCFP). Learn and find primary documents at the SNCC Digital Gateway Project website profile of the LCFP here: https://snccdigital.org/inside-sncc/alliances-relationships/lcfp/ Learn more about the grassroots history of the Selma voting rights struggle here: http://bit.ly/1xBnUPl Photo courtesy of Birmingham Public Library Archives
The Peace Report Real American history
Aparna Bakhle Ellis Fantastic resource! Thanks for sharing Kelly Bernice!
"I would love to have a copy of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States along with lessons that align with the text. Currently, I only have one copy of Zinn's book and I have to make copies of each chapter for all of my students. I enjoy using his text and hope to continue to do so. The bill proposed to ban any text from Zinn had my students angry and ready to take action. They are aware of the fact that banning books is the ultimate sign of a threat to our right to the free exchange of ideas. Their question is 'What is Hendren so afraid of? Is he worried that we might start thinking for ourselves and forming our own opinions?' "My students took it upon themselves to contact their state representatives and governor to let them know their thoughts on the bill, as well as the importance of using Zinn in the classroom. "My students have enjoyed Zinn's text (as a matter of fact, it is the only thing I can get them excited about reading), and have made multiple comments about how his text has opened their minds to other ideas and perspectives of our country's history. We have to continue to open our students minds, and show them that there is information out there other than what our textbooks are showing us. Thanks for all that you are doing to ensure that our students are not left in the dark." -- Morgan Garland, one of close to 800 Arkansas teachers and school librarians who will receive a book by Howard Zinn thanks to donations from many of you and from publishers. Read more here: https://zinnedproject.org/2017/03/arkansas-teachers-want-teach-peoples-history/
Linda LeKander And this is why Zinn is so dangerous to authoritarian ideology. Can't have people thinking for themselves!
Myrinda Ray Siciliani Dixon Thank goodness I homeschool! I just ordered the version for younger kids for my 4th grader!
Rex Strobel Sandee Farley, Arkansas is going backwards at full speed.
Deborah Menkart Guy Lancaster
John Melody It's free online
Mitchell Foyle-York They want to ban his books because they inform people about the true power we have when we unite as one for protests. Sending best wishes from England.
Pat Hughes Keeping people ignorant of the facts is a major way of keeping them poor and outside the power structure.
Brian Bryngelson Get the primary document reader: Voices of a People's History. I am student teaching in Wyoming and I use that quite a bit, because I can give my students the documents and let them do their own analysis.
Jen Morris I want to tell you my high school history teacher would copy pages of Zinn for us to read, and it completely changed me. It matters.
Mike Withers How many students have smart phones? Is there an app for that?
Zinn Education Project added 4 new photos to the album: Packing Peoples History Books and Lessons for Arkansas Schools — with Kate Tindle.March 22, 2017 at 7:24pm
Today the Zinn Education Project staff and volunteers began prepping the boxes for Arkansas. A big thanks to our volunteers (retired teachers) Bonny Cochran and Mara Johnson and (future teacher) Elena Young. If you live in the DC area and can help out for a couple of hours this week or next, send an email to email@example.com We'll give you a ZEP t-shirt, refreshments, great company, and the chance to have a direct impact on teaching and learning. (The book delivery is in response to the proposed ban on books by Howard Zinn in Arkansas public schools. Read about it here: https://zinnedproject.org/2017/03/arkansas-teachers-want-teach-peoples-history/)
#tdih 3/22/1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Community on the Move for Equality called for a march in Memphis in solidarity with sanitation workers. The poster calls for the use of "soul-force which is peaceful, loving, courageous, yet militant.” On 3/22/2003, millions marched all over the world to protest the bombing of Iraq. Learn about the sanitation workers' strike in the California Newsreel film, "At the River I Stand": https://zinnedproject.org/materials/at-the-river-i-stand/
#tdih The Ponce massacre on Palm Sunday, March 21, 1937. There was a peaceful demonstration to commemorate the abolition of slavery and to demand the release of Pedro Albizu Campos who was imprisoned by the United States on sedition charges. U.S.-appointed governor Governor Blanton Winship ordered an attack on the civilians by the Insular Police (like the National Guard). They killed 19 people and wounded over 200 others. The Ponce Massacre is considered a defining event in Puerto Rico’s history. Learn more from this archived Democracy Now!interview: http://bit.ly/YtxyDi Photo: Relatives of Nationalists killed in the Ponce massacre in front of Nationalist Party headquarters. Machine gun bullet holes in the wall. Ponce, Puerto Rico, The Library of Congress. Also, on this day, SHARPEVILLE MASSACRE (1960) and UITENHAGE MASSACRE (1985) in South Africa.
Margaret Hinton Thanks for this history. Keep it coming.
Maricarmen Rodríguez Luis Francisco Cintrón Morales
Patrick S. O'Donnell I have a post on the Sharpeville Massacre: http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/2017/03/the-sharpeville-massacre-in-south-africa-21-march-1960.html
Patrick S. O'Donnell And here is list of works relevant to the Puerto Rican struggle for independence:
• Berger, Dan. The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States. Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2014.
• Carr, Raymond. Puerto Rico: A Colonial Experiment. New York: Vintage Books, 1984.
• Corretjer, Juan Antonio. Albizu Campos and the Ponce Massacre. New York: World View Publishers, 1965.
• Denis, Nelson A. War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony. New York: Nation Books, 2015.
• Enck-Wanzer, Darrel, ed. The Young Lords: A Reader. New York: New York University Press, 2010.
• Falcón, Luis Nieves. Violations of Human Rights in Puerto Rico by the U.S. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Ediciones Puerto, 2002.
• Fernandez, Ronald. Prisoners of Colonialism: The Struggle for Justice in Puerto Rico. Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 1994.
• Fernandez, Ronald. The Disenchanted Island: Puerto Rico and the United States in the Twentieth Century. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2nd ed., 1996.
• Foner, Philip S. The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, Vols. 1 and 2, 1895-1902. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1972.
• James, Joy, ed. Imprisoned Intellectuals: America’s Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation, and Rebellion. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.
• Lee, Sonia Song-Ha. Building a Latino Civil Rights Movement: Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in New York City. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
• Maldonado-Denis, Manuel. Puerto Rico: A Socio-Historic Interpretation. New York: Random House, 1972.
• Melendez, Miguel. We Took the Streets: Fighting for Latino Rights with the Young Lords. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2003.
• Monge, José Trías. Puerto Rico: The Trials of the Oldest Colony in the World. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997.
• Rivera, Oscar López, “A Century of Colonialism: One Hundred Years of Puerto Rican Resistance,” in Joy James, ed. Warfare in the American Homeland: Policing and Prison in a Penal Democracy. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007: 160-189.
• Rivera, Oscar López (Luis Nieves Falcón, ed.) Between Torture and Resistance. Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2013.
• Silén, Juan Angel. We, the Puerto Rican People: A Story of Oppression and Resistance. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1971.
• Torres, Andrés and José E. Velázquez, eds. The Puerto Rican Movement: Voices from the Diaspora. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1998.
• Wanzer-Serrano, Darrel. The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2015.
• Young Lords Party and Michael Abramson. Palante: Young Lords Party. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971.
• Zavala, Iris M. and Rafael Rodriguez, eds. The Intellectual Roots of Independence: An Anthology of Puerto Rican Political Essays. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1980.
Deborah Menkart Thank you Michele Bollinger and Sasha.
Jeff Cloninger Thanks!
Andrew Frolund Ooooo this story gives me goose bumps!
Amber Julia Torri Woodruff Any room for this in the itinerary when i visit in april?
Tipp Toni Toni--I love this! My daughter and I had so many wonderful days volunteering in our community. Can't wait until we're on the same side of the Atlantic to do more. . .this time with our granddaughter/niece! Can't wait to read the book about the '101 Changemakers'! #AFamilyThatVolunteersTogether #Rebels #Resistence
#tdih On this anniversary of the launch of the U.S. war in Iraq (March 19, 2003), we share a critique of the textbook coverage of the war by Bill Bigelow. "In 2006, with U.S. troops occupying Iraq, the great historian and humanitarian Howard Zinn expressed his desire for the end of the war: 'My hope is that the memory of death and disgrace will be so intense that the people of the United States will be able to listen to a message that the rest of the world, sobered by wars without end, can also understand: that war itself is the enemy of the human race.' At least in a formal sense, our country’s memories of war are to be found in school history textbooks. Exactly a decade after the U.S. invasion, those texts are indeed sending “messages” to young people about the meaning of the U.S. war in Iraq. But they are not the messages of peace that Zinn proposed. Not even close." Please continue reading and then like/share the article on CommonDreams: http://bit.ly/ZN4B5n or HuffPost: http://huff.to/YNRnaK And donate to the Zinn Education Project so that students can learn people's history, outside the textbook: https://zinnedproject.org/donate/
Ramon Nacanaynay Though we can never rid ourselves of war. We can eliminate state-sanctioned warfare just as we eliminated state-sanctioned slavery in spite of the South's dependence on slaves for their local economy. We need to end our dependence on weapons manufacturing and invest in education, healthcare and infrastructure.
Lawrence D. Leip Professor Zinn, as usual, was directly on point!
Rafe Husain I remember going to a an anti war demo and there some pro war trumpkins saying "give war a chance"
Thanks to the volunteers who packed more boxes of books by Zinn and peoples history lessons for Arkansas schools on Friday. About 300 boxes packed -- 400+ to go. (If you have not heard, the books are being shipped to teachers and school librarians who requested them in response to the bill to ban books by Howard Zinn in Arkansas public schools. Read more here: https://zinnedproject.org/2017/03/arkansas-teachers-want-teach-peoples-history/) Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you live in the DC area and would like to lend a hand.
Deborah Menkart Thank you Elena Young and Jean-Marc Favreau.
Dawn Wisteria Bates Years ago when I first started teaching college courses, a white male professor in the history department approached me. He wanted to know if I "actually" planned on using Zinn's books in my classes. I told him yes, and he responded, "The students want real history, not that." Well, it's several years later and I can tell you my students have thoroughly loved Zinn's material and have exponentially grown in so many ways as a result of reading his books.
Curt Freeman ❤
Bilal Cleland You are one of the groups saving the reputation of the USA in this Banana Reich period.
Billy Roberts Well done!!! 👏👏👏
Melissa Barth <3
April Bailey Howard Zinn's books are excellent resources.
Hillary Stern Finkel Wonderful! Thank you for your efforts!!