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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse Voices of A People's History
of the USA
for showing the diversity of thinking that brought
our nation from its crude beginnings to a nation where
many rights once denied have been given to its citizens.

Voices of A People's History of the USA
Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove

Voices of A People's History of the USA (2006) - 120 minutes
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"A remarkable collection of documents from the rich tradition of struggle in the United States, from the resistance to the conquest of the Americas in the era of Columbus through the protests today of soldiers and their families against the brutal invasion and occupation of Iraq." - Arundhati Roy

For their recent book, Voices of a People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove selected testimonies - speeches, letters, poems, songs, petitions, and manifestos - of people throughout the U.S. history who struggled against slavery, racism and war, against oppression and exploitation, and who articulated a vision for a better world. On October 22, 2004, a remarkable event was held at the New York Society for Ethnical Culture, where a talented group of actors and activists helped bring the book's dramatic voices to life. Captured beautifully on this DVD, these powerful readings include Paul Roberson, Jr. reciting for his father's suppressed testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Lili Taylor reading Emma Goldman's blistering attack on patriotism, and John Saylers reading an anti-imperialist essay by Mark Twain. Other unforgettable speeches were delivered by Brian Jones as Frederick Douglass, Sarah Jones as Yuri Kochiyama, Leslie Silva as Anne Moody, Wallace Shawn as Vito Russo, and many more. Radio host Amy Goodman kicks off the evening with a remarkable tribute 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, or 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


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Voices of A People's History of the USA
Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse Voices of A People's History
of the USA
for showing the diversity of thinking that brought
our nation from its crude beginnings to a nation where
many rights once denied have been given to its citizens.