The Grand Rapids People’s History Project was born about a year after radical historian and author of A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn, passed away. This project seeks to use the insurgent and radical people’s history approach that Zinn developed and is being continued through the Zinn Education Project. Our goal is to do research and create media that not only gives voice to the people and movements in Grand Rapids that are often marginalized or ignored by “official” history, but provides a context for the struggles against systems of oppression that have denied people basic rights and the opportunity for collective liberation.
- Print honors the legacy of Cole Dorsey and West MI for Animals
- Print Celebrates 1960s Freedom Rider from Grand Rapids, Walter Bergman
- The Black Community made demands of the Grand Rapids Police Department in 1970
- Artwork depicts the very public display of White Supremacy in Grand Rapids 1925
- Two Prints honor 1990s Feminist organization – Womyn’s Action Network