[act-ma] RFM DVD of Howard Zinn Celebration at BU on March 27, 2010

Roger Leisner rleisnerrfm at yahoo.com
Sun May 23 09:08:15 PDT 2010

You always learn things at memorial services. In this case--a
 symphony of anecdotes about Howard--there’s a lot of personal detail about his teaching career as a historian and funny or difficult moments in his other
 career as a protestor. Howard was certainly hated by his enemies--John Silber, the former president of BU and rightwing greedhead and technically Howard’s boss, was one of the most prominent--but mostly he was loved by his family, students, friends and readers. The man radiated love, and you can feel it here at this service. At the very end, Roger Leisner throws in a musical addendum, singing “Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down” by an abandoned factory in Augusta, Maine. I don’t know a better antidote to despair.Charles M. Young

Radio Free
A Celebration of the Life of Howard Zinn      1922-2010               
Boston University Professor Emeritus Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States, which Will (Matt Damon) tells Sean (Robin Williams) “will knock you on your ass” in the movie Good Will Hunting.  With over two million copies of A People’s History sold and his plays Emma, Daughter of Venus and Marx in Soho being performed throughout the world, Howard Zinn is truly the people’s historian.featuring
Reverend Robert Allan Hill Dean of Marsh ChapelPresident Robert A. Brown Boston University
Frances Fox Piven (6 min) CUNY Graduate Center
James Carroll (6 min) Suffolk University
Noam Chomsky (10 min) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edouard Bustin (7 min) Boston University
Betty Zisk (9 min) Boston University
Neta Crawford (6 min) Boston University
Irene Gendzier (5 min) Boston University
Joseph Gerson (6 min) American Friends Service Committee
David Lyons (8 min) Boston University
Mark Silverstein (10 min) Boston University
Ed Siegel (5 min) WBUR Boston
Ross Caputi (4 min) Boston University Anti-War Coalition
Personal Remembrances (26 min) from the Audience

Tribute to Howard Zinn (12 min) on the banks of the Kennebec River by Roger Leisner.
Photo slideshow of Celebration plus selected photos of
 Howard Zinn.

Recorded by Roger Leisner on March 27, 2010 at Boston University
Available on dual DVD set and extended VHS video
 information on how to order, please contact 
Roger Leisner
Radio Free Maine
P.O. Box 2705
Augusta, Maine  04338

Email:  rleisnerrfm at yahoo.com
(207) 242-0643  Cell
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