Howard Zinn, in an address to Spelman College in 2005."The lesson of that history is that you must not despair, that if you are right, and you persist, things will change. The government will try to deceive the people, and the newspapers and television may do the same, but the truth has a way of coming out. The truth has a power greater than a hundred lies.."
There is an Obituary at the NAACP site: