Jim Sullivan remembers his friend:
... I will say Howard inspired many, myself included, as a historian, activist, an avid participant in the world, someone who never let his optimism fail, despite the shitstorms that kept on coming down around us. Howard and I occasionally went to Red Sox games, the last time in September against the Blue Jays. He was having trouble walking, pain in his legs and back and had to stop several times walking to the cab stand. But did I think something like this was imminent? No. Inevitable? Of course. Eventually. Not today. ...
Joy of Sox: A great American died today.
Garrett Quinn says farewell:
He wasn't exactly a friend of the right but he was a prolific writer and playwright who contributed in a thoughtful way to national discourse. A veteran of air combat in Europe during World War II he committed his life to anti-war causes.
Burroughs Answering Machine:
What a loss for us all:
Like many, once I was introduced to his seminal work, A People's History of the United States, and my life was changed forever.
Jeff Egnaczyk recalls Zinn for more than just his book:
... The book may be what Zinn is remembered for but his activism for civil rights and against war cannot be forgotten. ...
Kathy was inspired by him:
One of my fondest memories of Howard Zinn was when I ran into him and his wife in the lobby of the Washington Square Hotel in NYC in 2004. I made a point of telling him how his book inspired me to study history in college. ...