The People Speak

Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
On DVD: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Running Time: 
150 minutes

History, straight forward, no sugar coating, from the words of those that lived it. That is what you get. Howard Zinn takes the stage as a narrator of sorts, walking you through history and many of the events that took place. He discusses things like slavery, war, voting, women’s rights, Native Americans, workers rights, the start of unions, The Great Depression, AIDS, abortion, and much much more. With each topic you will hear the words of Susan B. Anthony, Fredrick Douglas, Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, Mark Twain, Muhammad Ali, Cesar Chavez, Chief Joseph, and many others. All of these are read by actors, musicians, and others giving the letters, transcripts, and documents a new life.