"Howard Zinn" was an American historian, author, playwright, and social activist. He was a political science professor at Boston University for 24 years and taught history at Spelman College for 7 years. Zinn wrote more than 20 books, including his best-selling and influential A People's History of the United States. He wrote extensively about the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)/civil rights and Peace movement/anti-war movements, and labor history of the United States. His memoir, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, was also the title of a Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train/2004 documentary about Zinn's life and work.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous historians! More Howard Zinn on Wikipedia.
I'm worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful cogs in the wheel - let the wheel spin them around as it wants without taking a look at what they're doing. I'm concerned that students not become passive acceptors of the official doctrine that's handed down to them from the White House, the media, textbooks, teachers and preachers.Howard Zinn