Michael Honey has written scores of newspaper and magazine articles and given many talks linking issues of the day to labor and civil rights history (see CV). A few items concerning these links are below.

Martin Luther King Book talk

Author MICHAEL K. HONEY is Fred and Dorothy Haley Professor of Humanities at the University of Washington Tacoma. He is an award-winning Martin Luther King scholar and labour historian and the author of several books on Martin Luther King.

Lessons from the struggle of Martin Luther King (VIDEO)

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Michael K. Honey (University of Washington) on the legacy of MLK and the fight for human equality today.

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Was Martin Luther King a socialist? New book may surprise you.

The author, a senior research analyst at INET (Institute for New Economic Thinking), a non-partisan research center based in New York City, founded in 2009 with funding from George Soros, explores the implications of Mike Honey’s new book “To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice.” Her concluding sentences: “Honey’s work suggests the true dimensions of King’s legacy and what realizing it would mean. If we are not serious about the redistribution of wealth and power, we are not fully honoring MLK.”

Nanzan University in Japan

Revisiting ML King's Last Crusade.

Organized by American Research Center's Nagoya.

Foreign Languages ​​Department Co-organized lecture meeting.

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CSPAN - Talk at Atlanta History Center

To the Promised Land University of Washington history and humanities professor Michael Honey recounted Martin Luther King, Jr.'s fight for economic equality.

Martin Luther King's assassination 50 years on: who shot him and where was he killed

The Week [Great Britain], April 3, 2018

Opinion: Martin Luther King's forgotten legacy? His fight for economic justice

By Michael K. Honey, The Guardian, April 3, 2018

The King we rarely talk about fought to remake America’s political and economic system from the ground up. 

The Memphis sanitation workers strike and MLK's unfinished fight for economic justice

By P.R. Lockhart, Vox, April 4, 2018

Fifty years after King began his Poor People’s Campaign, workers and advocacy groups are pushing for better wages and union rights for the working poor.

Rev. James Lawson & Michael Honey on MLK's Vision of Worker Solidarity & Economic Justice

Democracy Now! April 3, 2018

Extended interview with Rev. James Lawson and historian Michael Honey on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Lawson is a civil rights icon who King once called “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world.’ Honey is the author of many books; his latest is out today, “To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice.”

He Gave His Life in the Labor Struggle: MLK's Forgotten Radical Message for Economic Justice

Democracy Now! April 3, 2018

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 50 years ago this week while in Memphis, where he was supporting striking sanitation workers and building support for his Poor People’s Campaign. We look at King’s long history of fighting for economic justice, with the Rev. James Lawson and historian Michael Honey, author of the new book “To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice.”

Martin Luther King Jr.: 50 Years Later

By Michael K. Honey, The Nation, April 3, 2018

Activists today are taking up Dr. King’s mantle and reviving the Poor People’s Campaign.

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