Damon Lived Next Door To Iconic Historian

MATT DAMON had a very special reason to be a part of upcoming civil rights TV project THE PEOPLE SPEAK - he once lived next door to the prolific author who inspired the special.
Damon lends his voice to the documentary, which airs in America on 13 December (09), and he executive produced the project, which also features Morgan Freeman and Sean Penn, among others.
And he reveals he has a big link to historian Howard Zinn, whose writing inspired the film: "I moved next door to Howard's house in Massachusetts when I was four. My brother and I would see the light on in his house while he was up late on his old typewriter, banging out chapter after chapter of A People's History of the United States, which is the textbook we later used in high school."


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