Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train : A Personal History

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If 're both overcome and angered by the atrocities of our time, this will inspire a "new generation of activists and ordinary people who search for hope in the darkness" (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor). Is change possible? Where will it come from? Can we actually make a difference? How do we remain hopeful? Howard Zinn--activist, historian, and author of A People's History of the United States--was a participant in and chronicler of some of the landmark struggles for racial and economic justice in US history. In his memoir, Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, Zinn reflects on more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from his teenage years as a laborer in Brooklyn to teaching at Spelman College, where he emerged in the civil rights movement as a powerful voice for justice. A former bombardier in World War II, he later became an outspoken antiwar activist, spirited protestor, and champion of civil disobedience. Throughout his life, Zinn was unwavering in his belief that "small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world." With a foreword from activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, this revised edition will inspire a new generation of readers to believe that change is possible. ...

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    Author: By (author)  Howard Zinn
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    More Product Information 1: Table of contents
    Foreword 2018
    Preface 2002
    Introduction: The Question Period in Kalamazoo
    PART ONE: The South and the Movement...

    More Product Information 2: Review quote
    A powerful, politically electric book from one of the most engaging social critics in the nation.--Jonathan Kozol A history and a history maker to give us hope.--Alice Walker Zinn explains his involvement in the struggles for civil rights, against war, and in support of organized labor by citing his 'abhorrence of any kind o......

    More Product Information 3: About Howard Zinn
    Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a world-renowned historian, author, playwright, and social activist best known for A People's History of the United States. His many highly acclaimed books include Three Strikes (with Dana Frank and Robin D. G. Kelley). Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an assistant professor in Princeton University's Center for African American Studies and the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. ...