Michael K. Honey
Michael K. Honey is emeritus humanities professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma, and Guggenheim and Radcliffe Institute fellow emeritus. He teaches African American and U.S. labor history. He specializes in work on Martin Luther King Jr., labor and civil rights, and nonviolence studies. His pathbreaking and award-winning books include Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign (2007); Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle (1999); Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights: Organizing Southern Workers (1993). More recently, he has published To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice (2018), and Revolutionary Nonviolence: Organizing for Freedom (2022) by James M. Lawson, Jr. with Kent Wong. He is the editor of King speeches supporting labor rights and economic justice, "All Labor Has Dignity" (2011). He directed and produce the film: "Love and Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson and Nonviolence in the Search for Workers' Rights," and is promoting nonviolence education with faculty at Stanford, Vanderbilt, Morehouse, and other universities. A former southern movement organizer, Honey is currently writing a book about those experiences, "They Never Can Jail Us All, A First-Person History."