1922 – 2010
Photo Credit »
Who was Howard Zinn?
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 civil rights and 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 2004 documentary about Zinn's life and work.
We need you!
Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!
- Aug 24, 1922
- Also known as
- Roslyn Zinn
(1944 - 2008)
- Roslyn Zinn
- Jewish people
- United States of America
- Columbia University
- New York University
- Thomas Jefferson High School
- Professor Emeritus, Boston University
- Lived in
- Jan 27, 2010
on July 23, 2013
Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:
"Howard Zinn." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 1 Jun 2023. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/howard_zinn>.
Discuss this Howard Zinn biography with the community:
We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.
If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.
You need to be logged in to favorite.