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.
- 50 years after the 1967 Riot in Grand Rapids: What we know and what can we learn?
- WOOD TV 8 footage of the 1967 Riot in Grand Rapids
- A Retrospective on the 1967 Riot in Grand Rapids, Twenty Years Afterwards: From the Grand Rapids Press
- 3000 march in Grand Rapids after Birmingham Church Bombing – 1963
- The Mustache Affair in Grand Rapids, as reported on by the Commercial Media in 1966