Author and activist Howard Zinn to speak at Binghamton University


     Historian, playwright and social activist Howard Zinn, will discuss “War and Social Justice,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 8, in the Osterhout Concert Theater, located in the Binghamton University Anderson Center.  The program is free and open to the public.

     Zinn is best known for his book A People’s History of the United States.  He served as chairman of the department of history and social sciences at Spelman College in the late 1950s and early 1960s, where he actively took part in the civil rights movement. Zinn lobbied to end meetings of the Southern Historical Association at segregated hotels and worked alongside students in an effort to end segregation in Atlanta. In 1964, he joined the Boston University faculty where his classes in civil liberties were among the most popular on campus.

     This event is co-sponsored by the Harpur College Dean’s Office, the Faculty Senate
Convocations Committee, and the College of Community and Public Affairs.

     For more information contact Reinhard Bernbeck at (607) 777-2542 or

Last Updated: 9/17/13