HOWARD ZINN TO TALK ON TERRORISM FEB. 16 AS PART OF MARLBORO COLLEGE’S “MONDAY NIGHTS AT MARLBORO” LECTURE SERIES
MARLBORO, VERMONT – Howard Zinn, acclaimed radical historian and author, will offer his perspective on terrorism and war as part of Marlboro College’s “Monday Nights at Marlboro” lecture series on Monday, Feb. 16.
Zinn, Professor Emeritus at Boston University will give a talk on “Terrorism and War: A Historical Perspective” as part of the Marlboro College “Perspectives on the Middle East” lecture series.
Zinn is the author of some 20 books, including “A Peoples' History of the United States,” which has sold more than one million copies, and, twenty years after publication, continues to increase its annual sales. One critic called this book “a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those whose plight has largely been omitted from most histories.”
Zinn has also written two plays, “Marx in Soho”
and “Emma,” about the life and work of radical
activist and feminist pioneer Emma Goldman. Both plays have
been performed in New York, London, Tokyo, and dozens of venues
across the U.S. and around the world.
Zinn taught during the peak of the civil rights movement at Spellman College, an African American women's college in Georgia. Spellman students who claim special inspiration from him include writer Alice Walker.
Zinn is a decorated bombing pilot who flew numerous combat missions over Europe during World War II--an experience that changed his life and turned him toward a commitment to non-violence. He has spoken at more than a thousand colleges, demonstrations, and special community events, and has been arrested dozens of times, committing non-violent civil disobedience.
He recently received the Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism.
Zinn’s talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College. This event is being sponsored by the Marlboro College Lecture Committee and is free of charge.
For more information or for cancellation information due to inclement weather, contact Erin George, Public Relations Coordinator, at Marlboro College at (802) 251-7644.