Voices of a People’s History of the United States brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight hour work day, advancing women’s rights and gay liberation, and struggling to right wrongs of the day.
By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present—VOICES seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice.
“If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
John Legend reads Muhammad Ali, "Muhammad Ali Speaks Out Against the Vietnam War" (1966), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States. Introduced by Marisa Tomei. Filmed for the documentary 'The People SpeakWATCH VIDEO >