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Green Feather Movement

On November 13, 1953, during the height of the McCarthy era, Robin Hood and his band of “merry outlaws” made headlines. Mrs. White of the Indiana Textbook Commission called for a ban of Robin Hood in all school books for promoting communism because he stole from the rich to give to the poor. In response …

Birthday Tribute to Howard Zinn, Our Favorite Teacher

In celebration of what would have been Howard Zinn’s 91st birthday on August 24, 2013, we are thrilled to share this collection of personal remembrances from Zinn’s students at Spelman College in Atlanta and Boston University. Howard Zinn’s deep love for people weaves through these stories—-along with his desire to honor their experiences, their struggles, and their …

Howard Zinn Room Dedication

There was a standing-room-only crowd at the new Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, Md., for the special event on September 21, 2011 to celebrate International Peace Day, dedicate the Zinn Room, and raise funds for the Zinn Education Project. The date ended up being more significant than could have been imagined. An extraordinary group of people spoke, sang, …

Teaching Guide on Ellsberg, the Vietnam War and Whistleblowing

The Zinn Education Project (coordinated by Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools) just released a free 94-page teaching guide for the film The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. The teaching guide provides eight lessons on the Vietnam War, Daniel Ellsberg, whistleblowing, the Pentagon Papers and more for U.S. history, government, and language …

Zinn Education Project

Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools collaborate to bring a people’s history to the classroom. The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the use of A People’s History of the United States and other people’s history materials in middle and high school classrooms across the country. The Zinn Education Project is a collaboration between Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change. The …