Ordinary Citizens Catalyzing Change: A 'People's History' of 2013 Ordinary Citizens Catalyzing Change: A 'People's History' of 2013
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Ordinary Citizens Catalyzing Change: A 'People's History' of 2013

by Katy Swalwell

December 28, 2013


This year has been full of examples of people making history. Although newspapers and textbooks often focus on political and military leaders, the real story was with "ordinary people" in the streets who challenged injustice and worked for "good."

Though it did not make national news, the Zinn Education Project celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2013 with more than 34,000 registered teachers. These educators reach more than a million students every year. For more information or to show your support for this work, please visit our website.

Retro fist image via Shutterstock

January image of Kshama Sawant; March image of Marines in Saddams Palace via Wikimedia Commons; May image of Jesse Hagopian at Garfield High School teacher rally; July image of Howard Zinn at NCCS 2008 by Steve Puppe; August image of March on Washington via the Walter P. Reuther Library; October image via Dawn of Nations/U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs; November image of Edward Snowden by Robert Shetterly, Americans Who Tell the Truth; December image of Mandela burning pass book, 1960.

 

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Ordinary Citizens Catalyzing Change: A 'People's History' of 2013