Lupe Fiasco will appear in The People Speak Documentary which debuts on the History Channel December 13th 8pm EST/ 7pm CST.
The film is both inspired by and based on co-executive producer Howard Zinn‘s books A People’s History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies, and, with co-executive producer, Anthony Arnove, Voices of a People’s History of the United States. The film was also produced by Josh Brolin, Matt Damon and Chris Moore.
The film will feature dramatic performances chronicling the history of this country, including charter documents, letters, diaries and more, from such celebrities as Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Viggo Mortensen, Kerry Washington, David Strathairn, Marisa Tomei, Don Cheadle, Q’orianka Kilcher, Michael Ealy, Lupe Fiasco, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Allison Moorer, Jasmine Guy, John Legend and more.
VOICES OF A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (www.peopleshistory.us) seeks to bring to light little known voices from U.S. history, including those of women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and laborers. The goal of Voices of a People’s History of the United States is to encourage civic engagement and to further history education by bringing the rich history of the United States to life through public readings of primary-source materials.