[Howard Zinn raw #26: Zinn discusses his time at Boston University]

Howard Zinn discusses his time at Boston University.

00:02Copy video clip URL Camera opens on Howard Zinn sitting outside at Boston University. He talks about he became a professor at Boston University and the work he was doing at the beginning of his career there. He talks about the atmosphere of the school. They speak about his unique teaching style. He talks about the role of historians as activists. He praises the radical newspaper and activist culture of BU. He mentions several people that he worked with and against.

25:45Copy video clip URL He talks about the politics of activism at a university, and the specifically mentions various roles that affect the way that students can organize. He speaks about the divestment movement at BU. He talks about a student that sued BU through the ACLU for the right to hang a “divest” sign from his dorm room window. 

43:05Copy video clip URL He talks about writing “A People’s History of the United States.”

49:42Copy video clip URL B-roll footage of Zinn walking around the campus. Camera goes dark but some audio of Zinn speaking to the videographer. Elevator noises. Quiet.

57:48Copy video clip URL Still photographs of Zinn as a young man.

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