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A Collaborative to Enhance the Teaching and Learning of American History
in Region 4






Fall Colloquia

"America Today and America Past"

a black and white photograph of Howard Zinn addressing the crowd

Howard Zinn

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

University of Houston Main Campus, Cullen Performance Hall

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bookcover of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States


About Howard Zinn

A champion of the notion that historical change occurs through mass movements of ordinary people rather than through the actions of 'great men', Howard Zinn is the author of more than 50 books, including A People's History of the United States, which has sold more than a million copies.

"We need to engage in whatever non-violent actions appeal to us. There is no act too small, no act too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming together at critical points to create a power that governments cannot suppress. We find ourselves today at one of those critical points."


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The Project for the Active Teaching of History

Funded by a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education, PATH seeks to enhance the teaching of American history throughout the Gulf Coast region. A joint project of Region 4 Education Service Center, the University of Houston Department of History and College of Education, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, PATH will host a series of summer seminars for teachers and colloquia for the general public.

For additional information: Please contact Debra Williams, Education Specialist in Science/Social Studies Services at Region 4 Education Service Center, 713-744-6846 or