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Alfre Woodard reads Maria Stewart

Alfre Woodard reads Maria Stewart’s Address Delivered at the African Masonic Hall in Boston (February 27, 1833), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, February 1, 2007, at All Saints Church, Pasadena, California.

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Alfre Woodard reads Sojourner Truth

Alfre Woodard reads Sojourner Truth, “Ain’t I a Woman?” (1851), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, February 1, 2007, at All Saints Church, Pasadena, California.

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Alice Walker reads Rachel Corrie

Alice Walker reads Rachel Corrie, “Letter from Palestine” (February 7, 2003), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, November 11, 2006, at the Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California.

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Alice Walker reads Sojourner Truth

Alice Walker reads Sojourner Truth “Ain’t I a Woman?” (1851), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, November 11, 2006, at the Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California.

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Allison Moorer performs E. Y. “Yip” Harburg

Allison Moorer performs E. Y. “Yip” Harburg, “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” (1932), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, May 2, 2007, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York, New York.

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Allison Moorer performs Sam Cooke

Allison Moorer performs Sam Cooke, “A Change Is Gonna Come” (1964), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, May 2, 2007, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York, NY.

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Benjamin Bratt reads from The North Star

Benjamin Bratt reads from The North Star, “The War with Mexico” (January 21, 1848), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, February 1, 2007, at All Saints Church, Pasadena, California.

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Benjamin Bratt reads Orlando and Phyllis Rodriguez

Benjamin Bratt reads Orlando and Phyllis Rodriguez, “Not In Our Son’s Name” (September 15, 2001), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, February 1, 2007, at All Saints Church, Pasadena, California.

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Brian Jones reads Frederick Douglass

Brian Jones reads Frederick Douglass, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” (July 5, 1852), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 22, 2004, at The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, New York.

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Brian Jones reads John Lewis

Brian Jones reads John Lewis, “Original Text of Speech to Be Delivered at the Lincoln Memorial” (August 28, 1963), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 22, 2004, at The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, New York.

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Christina Kirk reads Susan B. Anthony

Christina Kirk and Wallace Shawn read “Address to Judge Ward Hunt in The United States of America v. Susan B. Anthony” (June 19, 1873), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, December 5, 2004, at the Independent and Small Press Book fair, New York, New York.

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Christina Kirk reads Vicky Starr

Christina Kirk reads Vicky Starr (aka Stella Nowicki), “Back of the Yards” (1973) recalling the 1930s, from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, December 5, 2004, at the Independent and Small Press Book fair, New York, New York.

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Cindy Corrie reads Rachel Corrie

Cindy Corrie reads Rachel Corrie, “Letter from Palestine” (February 7, 2003), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, July 2, 2005, at the Socialism 2005 Conference, Rosemont, Illinois.

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Danny Glover reads Frederick Douglass

Danny Glover reads Frederick Douglass, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” (July 5, 1851), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 5, 2005, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center George and Sakaye Aratani Japan America Theatre, Los Angeles, California.

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Danny Glover reads Henry McNeal Turner

Danny Glover reads Henry McNeal Turner, “Eligibility of Colored Members to Seats in the Georgia Legislature” (September 3, 1868), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, May 2, 2007, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York, New York.

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Danny Glover reads John Lewis

Danny Glover reads John Lewis’s Original Text of Speech at the Lincoln Memorial (August 28, 1963), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 5, 2005, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center George and Sakaye Aratani Japan America Theatre, Los Angeles, California.

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Danny Glover reads Langston Hughes “Ballad of Roosevelt”

Danny Glover reads Langston Hughes, “Ballad of Roosevelt” (1934), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, May 2, 2007, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York, New York.

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Danny Glover reads Langston Hughes, “Montage of a Dream Deferred”

Danny Glover reads Langston Hughes, “Montage of a Dream Deferred” (1951), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, May 2, 2007, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York, New York.

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Deepa Fernandes reads Tecumseh

Deepa Fernandes reads Tecumseh’s Speech to the Osages (Winter 1811-1812), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, March 10, 2007, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York, New York.

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Deepa Fernandes reads Yuri Kochiyama

Deepa Fernandes reads Yuri Kochiyama, “Then Came the War” (1991) recalling Japanese internment, from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, March 10, 2007, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York, New York.

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Jesse Williams reads Howard Zinn

Jesse Williams reads Howard Zinn, “The Problem Is Civil Obedience” (November 1970), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, November 13, 2014, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center George and Sakaye Aratani Japan America Theatre, Los Angeles, California.

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John Sayles reads Bartolomé de las Casas

John Sayles reads Bartolome de Las Casas from The Devastation of the Indies: A Brief Account (1542), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 22, 2004, at The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, New York.

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Josh Brolin reads John Brown

Josh Brolin reads John Brown’s Last Speech (November 2, 1859), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 5, 2005, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center George and Sakaye Aratani Japan America Theatre, Los Angeles, California.

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Josh Brolin reads Joseph Plumb Martin

Josh Brolin reads Joseph Plumb Martin “Some of the Adventures, Dangers and Sufferings of a Revolutionary Soldier” (1830), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 5, 2005, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center George and Sakaye Aratani Japan America Theatre, Los Angeles, California.

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Kathleen Chalfant reads June Jordan

Kathleen Chalfant reads June Jordan’s Speech Against the Gulf War (February 21, 1991), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, May 2, 2007, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York, New York.

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Kerry Washington reads Maria Stewart

Kerry Washington reads Maria Stewart’s Address at the African Masonic Hall in Boston, Massachussetts (February 27, 1833), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 5, 2005, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center George and Sakaye Aratani Japan America Theatre, Los Angeles, California.

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Kerry Washington reads Sojourner Truth

Kerry Washington reads Sojourner Truth, “Ain’t I a Woman?” (1851), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 5, 2005, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center George and Sakaye Aratani Japan America Theatre, Los Angeles, California.

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Lili Taylor reads Harriet Hanson Robinson

Lili Taylor reads Harriet Hanson Robinson’s Characteristics of the Early Factory Girls (1898), recalling a strike in the 1830s, from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 22, 2004, at The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, New York.

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Lili Taylor reads Susan B. Anthony

Lili Taylor and Wallace Shawn read The United States of America v. Susan B. Anthony (June 19, 1873), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 22, 2004, at The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, New York.

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Mario Murillo reads from the North Star

Mario Murillo reads an editorial from The North Star, “The War with Mexico” (January 21, 1848), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, March 10, 2007, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York, New York.

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Mario Murillo reads Ismael Guadalupe Ortiz

Mario Murillo reads Ismael Guadalupe Ortiz’s Testimony on Vieques, Puerto Rico (October 2, 1979), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, March 10, 2007, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York, New York.

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Marisa Tomei reads Cindy Sheehan

Marisa Tomei reads Cindy Sheehan’s Speech to the Veterans for Peace Convention (August 5, 2005), during an evening of performances of Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 5, 2005, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center George and Sakaye Aratani Japan America Theatre, Los Angeles, California.

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Mark Ruffalo reads Eugene Debs

Mark Ruffalo reads Eugene Debs’s Canton, Ohio, Speech (June 16, 1918), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, February 1, 2007, at All Saints Church, Pasadena, California.

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Mark Ruffalo reads Henry David Thoreau

Mark Ruffalo reads Henry David Thoreau from Civil Disobedience (1849), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, February 1, 2007, at All Saints Church, Pasadena, California.

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Michael Ealy reads Martin Luther King

Michael Ealy reads Martin Luther King Jr., “Beyond Vietnam” (April 4, 1967), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, February 1, 2007, at All Saints Church, Pasadena, California.

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Mos Def reads Malcolm X

Mos Def Reads Malcolm X, “Message to the Grass Roots” (November 10, 1963), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, November 11, 2006, at the Berkeley Community Theatre in Berkeley, California.

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Ozomatli performs Bob Dylan

Members of Ozomatli Ulises Bella, Jiro Yamaguchi, and Raul Pacheco perform Bob Dylan, “Masters of War” (1963), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, February 1, 2007, at All Saints Church, Pasadena, California.

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Qorianka Kilcher reads Chief Joseph

Q’Orianka Kilcher reads Chief Joseph’s Account of His Trip to Washington, D.C. (1879), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, February 1, 2007, at All Saints Church, Pasadena, California.

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Qorianka Kilcher reads Rita Lasar

Q’Orianka Kilcher reads Rita Lasar, “To Avoid Another September 11, U.S. Must Join the World” (September 5, 2002), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, February 1, 2007, at All Saints Church, Pasadena, California.

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Sandra Oh reads Emma Goldman

Sandra Oh reads Emma Goldman, “Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty” (1908), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 5, 2005, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center George and Sakaye Aratani Japan America Theatre, Los Angeles, California.

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Sandra Oh reads Yuri Kochiyama

Sandra Oh reads Yuri Kochiyama, “Then Came the War” (1991) on Japanese internment, from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 5, 2005, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center George and Sakaye Aratani Japan America Theatre, Los Angeles, California.

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Staceyann Chin reads Bartolome de las Casas

Staceyann Chin reads Bartolome de Las Casas from The Devastation of the Indies: A Brief Account (1542), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, May 2, 2007, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York, New York.

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Staceyann Chin reads Cindy Sheehan

Staceyann Chin reads Cindy Sheehan’s Speech to the Veterans for Peace Convention (August 5, 2005), at an evening of performances based on Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, May 2, 2007, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York, New York.

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Steve Earle performs Bob Dylan

Steve Earle performs Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” (1963), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, November 11, 2006, at the Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California.

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Steve Earle performs Woody Guthrie

Steve Earle performs Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” Unabridged Version (1940), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, November 11, 2006, at the Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California.

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Steve Earle reads Bartolomeo Vanzetti

Steve Earle reads Bartolomeo Vanzetti’s Speech to the Court (April 9, 1927), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, November 11, 2006, at the Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California.

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Steve Earle reads Joe Hill

Steve Earle reads Joe Hill’s “My Last Will” (November 18, 1915), Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, November 11, 2006, at the Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California.

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The People Speak tribute to Howard Zinn

Featuring interviews with Zinn, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Kerry Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover, David Strathairn, Anthony Arnove and Chris Moore

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Trailer for The People Speak

Preview of The People Speak, which aired on History December 13, and is now available on an extended DVD (see web store).

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Video preview of The People Speak

Video preview of The People Speak on History.

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Viggo Mortensen reads Bartolome de las Casas

Viggo Mortensen reads Bartolome de Las Casas, “The Devastation of the Indies: A Brief Account” (1542) in Spanish and English, from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 5, 2005, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center George and Sakaye Aratani Japan America Theatre, Los Angeles, California.

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Voices at Sundance Film Festival 09

Sundance Channel spotlight on the January 22 live performance of Voices at Sundance Film Festival 2009, featuring Benjamin Bratt, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Wyclef Jean, Q’orianka Kilcher, Melissa Leo, Robert Redford, Marisa Tomei, and Howard Zinn.

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Wallace Shawn reads from the Columbus Sun

Wallace Shawn reads The Columbus Sun, “The Class That Suffer” (February 17, 1865), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 22, 2004, at The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, New York.

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Wallace Shawn reads Howard Zinn

Wallace Shawn reads Howard Zinn, “The Problem Is Civil Obedience” (November 1970), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 22, 2004, at The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, New York.

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Wallace Shawn reads Vito Russo

Wallace Shawn reads Vito Russo, “Why We Fight” (1988), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, October 22, 2004, at The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, New York.

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