Michael K. Honey, Ph.D.
Michael Honey is well known as a speaker and performer, frequently using slide images. Availability and costs are variable. His topics include:
- What Would Martin Luther King Say About the Iraq War?
- Martin Luther King's Unfinished Agenda and Today's Struggles for Justice
- Going Down Jericho Road: Martin Luther King, Black Workers, and the Memphis Sanitation Strike (1968)
- Labor and the Civil Rights Movement, A History
- Black Workers Remember, An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle
- Why Unions Matter
- Links on the Chain: Songs of Labor and Civil Rights Movements
(Often done in collaboration with other musicians)
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A former civil rights and civil liberties organizer in the 1970s, Michael Honey teaches at the University of Washington, Tacoma, and currently holds the university system's Harry Bridges Chair of Labor Studies. His Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle (1999) received an award from the Southern Historical Association (SHA), among others, and his Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights: Organizing Memphis Workers (1993) won SHA and Organization of American Historian awards. In 1985 Honey won the OAH's Charles Thomson Prize for his article on white Unionist resistance to the Confederacy. His talks are well known for taking a critical perspective on the past and present, using narrative, images, and song.