Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests against war.
A former bombardier in World War II, Zinn emerged in the civil rights movement as a powerful voice for justice. Although he's a fierce critic, he gives us reason to hope that by learning from history and engaging politically, we can make a difference in the world.
David Strathairn won a Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival and earned Best Actor nominations from the Academy, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Independent Spirit Awards for his compelling portrait of legendary CBS news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow in George Clooney's 2005 Oscar-nominated drama Good Night, and Good Luck. He is also recognized for his role as CIA deputy director Noah Vosen in the 2007 film The Bourne Ultimatum. He played a prominent role as Dr. Lee Rosen on the Syfy series Alphas from 2011 to 2012 and played secretary of state William Henry Seward in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln in 2012. He won an Emmy and was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in the HBO project Temple Grandin.
He has also maintained a high profile in the theatrical world, with roles at such venues as the Manhattan Theatre Club, the New York Shakespeare Festival, SoHo Rep, the Hartford Stage Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Seattle Repertory.