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December 18, 2009

The People Speak

Filed under: History — pennefesm @ 10:47 am

phpbXTyFIIf you missed the airing last week of the documentary film based on the groundbreaking books A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States by author, activist, and celebrated historian Dr. Howard Zinn, it’s not too late to order the DVD in time for Christmas! Inspired by Zinn’s books, The People Speak chronicles the lives and experiences of ordinary Americans who, through their words and actions, changed the course of our history.

The philosophy espoused is that change doesn’t come from the top but rather from the bottom and that without those everyday citizens pushing for betterment, there would be no America. This film takes us on a journey from the founding of our country to the civil rights movement, all the way up through today. Order here by 12/23/09 for guaranteed Christmas delivery. CBS recently interviewed executive producer Matt Damon for a story about the film, which premiered last Sunday on the History Channel. View the story video on YouTube. To learn more about The People Speak project, click here.

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