Howard Zinn - a gift to the movement

January 28, 2010

Today we are deeply saddened by the news of historian and political activist Howard Zinn’s death.

William Cordery, Senior Development Officer of Amnesty International’s Southern Region, shares a few words about Howard Zinn:

“Larry [Cox] and I had the great privilege of having dinner with Howard Zinn just over a year ago before an event in Atlanta to screen early clips of his 2009 film, The People Speak–inspired by Howard Zinn’s book A People’s History of the United States.

Even though Howard is famous for documenting stories and histories of peoples in the struggle that often go untold, his own history is quite rich. Here’s an article that shares some of that history, as well as reflections by Noam Chomsky.

He touched millions of lives and was truly a gift to the movement.

Howard Zinn was scheduled to speak at this year’s Amnesty conference “All Rights for All People”. He will continue to be in our thoughts.