DVD: Readings from Voices of a People's History of the United States


These are the testimonies - from speeches, letters, poems, songs, petitions and manifestos - of people throghout U.S. history who struggled against slavery, racism and war, against oppression and exploitation and who articulated a vision for a better world. Radio journalist of "Democracy Now," Amy Goodman kicks off the evening with a remarkable triubute to Howard Zinn, and Zinn himself talks movingly about the motivation for bringing these often ignored or hidden voices to light.

"Voices of a People's History of the United States...celebrates an alternative national identity - one of resistance to racism and slavery, of organization for women's rights, of struggle for union recognition, of opposition to war and militarism, of agitation for workplace and social democracy." - Rethinking Schools magazine