John Lewis: Zinn’s Death a ‘Tremendous Loss’
From one human rights champion to another, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) just issued a statement on yesterday’s passing of Howard Zinn, praising the former Spelman College historian as one “who not only wrote history but lived and made history.”
[I]t was his voice crying out, speaking out, organizing teach-ins against the war in Vietnam that had a major impact on mobilizing people all across America in the work to end our involvement in South East Asia. The death of Howard Zinn is a tremendous loss to a generation of young people who came to know him and love him as a teacher, but also as a friend.
Zinn, 87, died Wednesday of a heart attack.