Howard ZinnGiroux, H. (2010, Jan. 28). Howard Zinn: A public intellectual who mattered. truthout. http://www.truthout.org/howard-zinn-a-public-intellectual-who-mattered56463.
I actually took a class from Howard Zinn. I was 18, and arrived at Boston University surprised at the fact that it was possible. So, I signed up and went. It was a large Political Science lecture class. I don't remember much about the material; it's possible that I dropped it, or didn't attend very regularly; it was 37 years ago. I vaguely remember trying to go to his office hours, but I didn't have any reason, besides meeting him personally, and when there was a line of about fifteen students waiting, I backed off.
Such is life. I have to read the article a little better; it's not too late to notice, who he was, and what he actually said.