Howard Zinn

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts


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Birth Name

Howard Zinn

Place Of Birth

New York City, USA


87 years old (died on January 27, 2010)

Birth Date

August 24, 1922

Star Sign


Howard Zinn Facts

Child Star?




Net Worth

$1.5 million

Current Partner

Roslyn Zinn


Jeff, Myla


Jenny Zinn, Eddie Zinn



Chinese Year

Year of the Dog

About Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn was an alumnus of New York University (bachelor's) and Columbia University (doctorate).

Howard Zinn was well-known for his civil liberties lectures at Boston University. He was a professor until his death.

Howard Zinn was a philosopher, World War II veteran, activist, writer, playwright, and socialist thinker from Brooklyn, New York. He was a political science professor at Boston University. Zinn was also the chair of the department of social sciences and history at Spelman College.

Howard Zinn wrote over 20 books like his influential and bestselling work titled 'A People's History Of The United States.' Zinn subsequently published a version of this book for his young fans, 'A Young People's History Of The United States.' Howard Zinn also wrote about the labor history of the United States, the anti-war movement, and the civil rights movement.

The 'You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train' memoir by Howard Zinn was adapted into a documentary with the same title in 2004. The memoir is about his work and life. Howard Zinn served in the U. S. Army Air Forces. We will also discuss his educational background, earnings, and net worth.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Howard Zinn's net worth?

The net worth of Howard Zinn was $1.5 million.

How much did Howard Zinn earn per year?

The amount of annual income earned by Howard Zinn is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Howard Zinn?

Howard Zinn was 6 ft 1 in (187 cm) in height.

How old was Howard Zinn?

Howard Zinn was 87 years old when he died on January 27, 2010, of a heart attack in California's Santa Monica.

Childhood And Education

Howard Zinn was born in 1922 in Brooklyn, New York City, in the United States, to Jenny Zinn and Eddie Zinn. His zodiac sign was Virgo. His birthday was on August 24.

Howard Zinn grew up with a brother, Samuel, in the United States after they immigrated before World War I. His parents were factory workers. His father also worked as a window cleaner, ditch digger, waiter, and store owner. Howard Zinn went to Thomas Jefferson High School to study creative writing.

At 18 in 1940, Howard Zinn took the Civil Service exam to become a ship fitter at the New York Navy Yard. Due to the low wages and conditions of the place, many apprentices and Zinn created Apprentice Association. He also became the activities director of this group. It influenced his political views.

After World War II, Zinn went to New York University and got his bachelor's in 1951. He received his master's degree in 1952 and, in 1958, a doctorate in history with a minor in political science from Columbia University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Howard Zinn's partner?

Howard Zinn got married to Roslyn Shechter in 1944. The couple had two children, a daughter named Myla and a son named Jeff. Roslyn Shechter died in 2008.

Career And Professional Highlights

Howard Zinn joined the U. S. Army Air Forces, becoming an officer.

Between 1956-1963, Howard Zinn was a History professor at Spelman College. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Bologna and the University of Paris. Zinn became an activist during the Civil Rights movement and wrote two books. He then started to work at Boston University, where he was best known for his civil liberties classes.

He retired in 1988. Howard Zinn provided different perspectives on American history in his book 'A People's History Of The United States.' It was a bestselling work and was published in 1980.

Best Known For…

Howard Zinn is a historian, writer, activist, and war veteran from New York. He also wrote the book asking the U. S. to draw back from the Vietnam War.

What awards did Howard Zinn win?

Howard Zinn was awarded the Thomas Merton Award for his work on world issues and activism by the Thomas Merton Center for Social Justice and Peace in 1991. In 1996, he was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award. Howard Zinn Lannan Literary Award, the Firecracker Alternative Booksellers Award, and Eugene V. Debs Award in 1988. He was awarded the Haven's Center Award in 2006 for his Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship.

Other Interesting Howard Zinn Facts And Trivia

  • Howard Zinn was active in anti-war efforts and socialism.

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