Democracy is not a spectator sport. Using dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, THE PEOPLE SPEAK gives voice to those who spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history, forging a nation from the bottom up with their insistence on equality and justice. Narrated by Howard Zinn and based on his best-selling books, A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States, THE PEOPLE SPEAK illustrates the relevance of these passionate historical moments to our society today and reminds us never to take liberty for granted.
Forget what the politicians tell you and what your favorite news pundit tells you. This is what America is all about! This is America! The power of the people to effect change! I am watching this right now on The History Channel. Only been watching for 10 min or so and I am in awe. Funny how the past shows so much about the future and how much the people of the present can learn from the past. As well as how much the past generations can learn from future generations. I love history.