Building on the vision of the people’s historian Howard Zinn (1922–2010), Voices of a People’s History of the United States brings to life the extraordinary history of the people who built the movements to end slavery and Jim Crow, protest war and the genocide of Native Americans, create unions and the eight-hour work day, advance women’s rights and LGBTQ+ liberation, and struggle 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.”
The collaboration between VOICES, Lincoln Center, and the Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry (NYC) invites students to investigate and perform original source materials spanning centuries of American history through the eyes of women, workers, people of color, and more.WATCH VIDEO >