Voices of a People's History
Voices of a People’s History of the United States is a project that seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice. This now long-running Lincoln Center commission commemorates Howard Zinn's timeless and insightful book with a selection of musical and spoken-word performances presented by New York City students from The Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry.
This collection of videos boldly revitalizes the everyday epics of common men and women fighting for justice: the abolitionists who died to end slavery, the activists who battled the hypocrisy of Jim Crow, the protesters who opposed war and Native American genocide, the founders of the first American unions, the suffragettes who advanced women's rights, and the pioneers of gay liberation. All these heroic voices can be heard amidst the inspiring words and music given new life by our teen chorus, alongside additional artists to be announced.