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Who I Am, Who I Am Not

I am not Howard Zinn.

That likely is unnecessary to state, and may seem a passive-aggressive statement of arrogance, but recently several people have challenged black men’s work and perspectives (notably… 1,424 more words

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1913 Lockout and Legacy

Reading Dubliners 1913 by Gary Granville for me was also like reading the history of the United States of America (USA). The chronological order of the momentous human rights that happened in Ireland and USA roughly fell on the same turn of the century. 459 more words

1913 Lockout

Untold Truths About the American Revolution by Howard Zinn (2009)

Repost from July 4, 2009

by Howard Zinn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Excerpt from The Progressive July 3, 2009
July 5, 2015

There are things that happen in the world that are bad, and you want to do something about them. 1,174 more words


What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? by Frederick Douglass

Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? 685 more words

An Appreciation

Put Away The Flags by Howard Zinn

Repost from July 3, 2010

by Howard Zinn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at The Progressive (2006)
July 4, 2015

On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single out America to be blessed. 705 more words


337. Lessons from a Historian

Years ago, around 1978, I participated in an anti-nuclear rally on the Boston Common where Howard Zinn spoke. I can’t remember the exact occasion of the rally or the main thrust of his talk, but one piece of advice in it stuck. 543 more words


Frederick Douglass on the Meaning of July Forth

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass was asked to speak in Rochester, NY for a Fourth of July celebration in 1852. 45 more words