Friday, March 5, 2010

New Videos Online - Sojourner Truth & Zinn's "People Speak"

Cover of "The People Speak: American Voic...Cover via Amazon

A short video on the life of Sojourner Truth and a section (dealing with African American issues) of Howard Zinn's video The People Speak are both now available for limited viewing on the password protected website of class resources.

The People Speak . . . the documentary based on the live performances of Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove's Voices of a People's History of the United States
This year, a documentary based on Howard Zinn’s groundbreaking books A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States, featuring music by Eddie Vedder and performances by Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Don Cheadle, John Legend, and many other great performers, will air in TV and be released on a special DVD. The documentary, The People Speak, shows the rich history of dissent in our history, and explores why it is so relevant and urgent today.To view the trailer, click on the following link: The People Speak is working with Voices of a People’s History of the United States, a nonprofit started by Howard Zinn that seeks to bring to light little known voices from U.S. history, including those of women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and laborers. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past — and present — we work to educate and inspire a new generation of people working for social justice.The goal of Voices is to encourage civic engagement and to further history education by bringing the rich history of the United States to life through public readings of primary-source materials. Voices works to remind people of the eloquence of ordinary people, as well as extraordinary and well-known figures from our history.

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