From the TUC

Howard Zinn passes away

28 Jan 2010, By

Just read the sad news that Howard Zinn, the author of the seminal ‘A People’s History of the United States’ has passed away.

I met Howard Zinn briefly five years ago, when he gave he led a seminar at the HTUP, and he was a genuine, inspiring bloke – a working class intellectual, who worked in a warehouse to fund his degree.

Howard Zinn wasn’t only a leading progressive intellectual – he was also an activist. According to the Boston News,

‘On his last day at BU, Dr. Zinn ended class 30 minutes early so he could join a picket line and urged the 500 students attending his lecture to come along. A hundred did.’

Howard will be sadly missed by hundreds of thousands of people around the world inspired by his writing and teaching.

Howard Zinn at the HTUP

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