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Brian Jones with Anthony Arnove, Performance, 22 February 2012 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on 22 February, 2012.

Brian Jones with Anthony Arnove

Brian Jones is a teacher, actor and activist. His commentary and writings have appeared on MSNBC and GritTV and in The Huffington Post and the International Socialist Review. Jones is featured in the new film The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman. He also has lent his voice to several audiobooks, including Wallace Shawn’s Essays and Noam Chomsky’s Hopes and Prospects. He lives in New York City and teaches in the public school system there.

Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist. His classic book, A People’s History of the United States, has been called “a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those who have been exploited politically and economically and whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.”

Zinn grew up in Brooklyn in a working-class, immigrant household. At 18 he became a shipyard worker and then flew bomber missions during World War II. These experiences helped shape his opposition to war and his passion for history. After attending college under the GI Bill and earning a PhD in history from Columbia, he taught at Spelman College, where he became active in the civil rights movement. After being fired by the college for his support for student protesters, Zinn became a professor of Political Science at Boston University, where he taught until his retirement in 1988.

Zinn was the author of many books, including an autobiography, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train and Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice. He received a Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism.

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Brian Jones with Anthony Arnove, Performance, 22 February 2012 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 22, 2012.

Brian Jones is a teacher, actor and activist. His commentary and writings have appeared on MSNBC and GritTV and in The Huffington Post and the International Socialist Review. Jones is featured in the new film The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman. He also has lent his voice to several audiobooks, including Wallace Shawn’s Essays and Noam Chomsky’s Hopes and Prospects. He lives in New York City and teaches in the public school system there.

Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist. His classic book, A People’s History of the United States, has been called “a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those who have been exploited politically and economically and whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.”

Zinn grew up in Brooklyn in a working-class, immigrant household. At 18 he became a shipyard worker and then flew bomber missions during World War II. These experiences helped shape his opposition to war and his passion for history. After attending college under the GI Bill and earning a PhD in history from Columbia, he taught at Spelman College, where he became active in the civil rights movement. After being fired by the college for his support for student protesters, Zinn became a professor of Political Science at Boston University, where he taught until his retirement in 1988.

Zinn was the author of many books, including an autobiography, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train and Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice. He received a Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to audio recordings of this event there.

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Dramatic readings from the book, Voices of a People’s History of the United States, with Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove, N. Scott Momaday and others: Enhanced, 26 April 2006 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 26th, 2006.

Enhanced Podcast

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Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove have selected for this book many voices of resistance – in poems, speeches, letters, and memoirs, – including such disparate Americans as Bob Dylan, Fannie Lou Hamer, César Chávez, Rachel Corrie, Helen Keller, and scores of others.

[audio:http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.lannan.org/podcasts/howard-zinn-060426.m4a]

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

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Dramatic readings from the book, Voices of a People’s History of the United States, with Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove, N. Scott Momaday and others, 26 April 2006 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 26th, 2006.

Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove have selected for this book many voices of resistance – in poems, speeches, letters, and memoirs, – including such disparate Americans as Bob Dylan, Fannie Lou Hamer, Cesar Chavez, Rachel Corrie, Helen Keller, and scores of others.

[audio:http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.lannan.org/podcasts/howard-zinn-060426.mp3]

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

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