Beacon Press Sponsors People’s Tribute to Howard Zinn Video Contest

By Jason Boog Comment

10879.jpgOver at Beacon Press, the company is building a fan-driven video tribute to author and scholar Howard Zinn–a crowdsourced book trailer for the late author of You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train.

Here’s more about the contest: “Submit a video of yourself reading a chosen selection from his autobiography, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, and part of your reading may be included in a video tribute. If we use a portion of your video, we’ll send you a copy of You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train or the new compilation of his plays, Three Plays: The Political Theater of Howard Zinn–Emma, Marx in Soho, Daughter of Venus.”

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to read excerpts and enter the contest. In 1980, Zinn (pictured, via) published the bestselling book, A People’s History of the United States, a textbook “chronicling American history from the bottom up.” It became an influential text for many students, and is still included on many college reading lists.