The Quotidian, October 1, 2010 ~ Small Acts

“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power that can transform the world.” ~ Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 to January 27, 2010)

Howard Zinn was an American historian, educator, author, and activist. Notably, Zinn was the author of A People’s History of the United States (1980, and several revised editions). Zinn, a prominent activist, was active in the Civil Rights Movement and opposed the United States-led Iraq War (2003+).

[Source of quotation: from A Power Governments Cannot Suppress, by Howard Zinn (2006). I would like to thank Judith A. Laws of Bellingham, WA, for her use of this quotation in a letter to the Editor of Cascadia Weekly, September 29, 2010 issue. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed September 30, 2010. Some biographical information known to me].

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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1 Response to The Quotidian, October 1, 2010 ~ Small Acts

  1. Sometimes this is hard to believe, but it is true. A wonderful quote!!

    Write on!

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