Video Highlights from the Howard Zinn Room Dedication

Howard Zinn Room Dedication: Video Highlights | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's HistoryWe are pleased to share video highlights from the special event on Sept. 21, 2011 to celebrate International Peace Day, dedicate the Howard Zinn Room at Busboys and Poets, and raise funds for the Zinn Education Project.

More than 300 people were inspired by the words of Jeff Zinn, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Cornel West, Dave Zirin, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Barbara Ehrenreich, and many more.

The date ended up being more significant than one could have been imagined. The pall of the impending execution of death row inmate Troy Davis hung in the air. Emcee-for-the-evening Dave Zirin, wearing an “I Am Troy Davis” T-shirt, said it most bluntly. While acknowledging how far the struggle for justice has come, he decried “the legal lynching going on in Georgia.” He then led a heartfelt call of “They say death row” and the room resounded with the response of “We say hell no!”

Take a moment to listen to these presentations.

Video Excerpts

Jump to: Andy Shallal | Jeff Wolf Zinn | Dave Zirin | Emma’s Revolution | William Holtzman & Lauren Cooper | Bernice Johnson Reagon | Barbara Ehrenreich | Medea Benjamin | Cindy & Craig Corrie | Marian Wright Edelman | Students, Jared & Jonah, and teacher, Julian Hipkins III Beverly Daniel Tatum | Cornel West

Zinn Room Dedication: Andy Shallal | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

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Zinn Room Dedication: Jeff Wolf Zinn | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

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Zinn Room Dedication: Dave Zirin | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

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Zinn Room Dedication: Emma's Revolution | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

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Zinn Room Dedication: William Holtzman and Lauren Cooper | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

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Zinn Room Dedication: Bernice Johnson Reagon | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

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Zinn Room Dedication: Barbara Ehrenreich | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

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Zinn Room Dedication: Medea Benjamin | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

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Zinn Room Dedication: Cindy and Craig Corrie | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

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Zinn Room Dedication: Marian Wright Edelman | Zinn Education Project: TeachingPeople's HIstory

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Zinn Room Dedication, 2011 - Beverly Daniel Tatum, President of Spelman College, shares a story of inviting Howard Zinn back to the campus after 40 years | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

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The evening was hosted by Howard Zinn’s son Jeff Wolf Zinn and Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal. We thank Busboys and Poets, the speakers, staff, volunteers, supporters who helped make the night sparkle with hope and possibility.

Event photos by Jack Gordon and Rick Reinhard. The event audio, video, and technical direction by Bobby Marshall, RCM Productions. Video editing and production by Lauren Cooper. Read more.

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