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3/15/04

Historian Howard Zinn to Speak at Westminster College

Salt Lake City-March 15, 2004-Historian, author and political theorist Howard Zinn will speak at Westminster College Tuesday, April 6, at 8:00 p.m. He is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Boston University.

Zinn is a social critic and historian who studies forces and obstacles surrounding the sense of "community." His acclaimed book, A People's History of the United States, 1492-Present, which has sold more than 350,000 copies, tells American history from the viewpoint of those whose circumstances are usually omitted from history books.

In his most recent book, You Can't be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal Memoir of our Times, Zinn provides an open discussion of his life's work, from his youth in the immigrant slums of Brooklyn, to his years teaching at Spellman College and Boston University. Zinn has chronicled and participated in the most important social and political upheavals of recent history as a key activist in the civil rights and anti-war movements.

Zinn's lecture will take place in Payne Gymnasium on Westminster's campus. Free parking is available at 1700 South and 1200 East. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, March 29, for $5.

Westminster College is the only private, comprehensive liberal arts college in Utah and one of the very few in the Intermountain West. The college is small, nondenominational and focused intensively on student learning. It prepares its students for success through a strong foundation of liberal education combined with cutting-edge professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Westminster in the top tier of regional colleges and universities in the West, and as an excellent educational value. For more information visit www.westminstercollege.edu.