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.

Living as a Good Samaritan, Dr. King's way - Jerry Large, Seattle Times: January 11, 2007

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Michael Honey, Memphis Commerical Appeal, Editorial: January 14, 2007

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Listen to Michael Honey discuss Going Down Jericho Road on National Public Radio

'Going Down Jericho Road:' MLK's Last Fight

January 15, 2007, 11:00 AM ET

Heard on Fresh Air

In his new book, Going Down Jericho Road, historian Michael Honey chronicles the campaign which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was working on at the time of his death. Honey is a former civil liberties organizer and a professor of ethics, gender and labor studies and American history at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Interview with Terry Gross.

Mark Reynolds, Pop Matters: April 7, 2011

"All Labor Has Dignity" offers depth, intelligence, and passion -- and an eerie sense of timeliness.

Listen to Michael Honey discuss "MLK's Impact on Today's Labor Struggle"

On April 4th, 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The venerated civil rights leader is best remembered for his fearless commitment to non-violence in the struggle for racial equality. However the pursuit of racial justice was interrelated with the pursuit of a more just society in many arenas, including that of workers’ rights. King was killed while traveling in Memphis in support of a historic strike of the city’s black sanitation workers.

Michael Honey discusses "History and Memory: Revisiting King's Vision of Labor Rights and Economic Justice"

Talk by Prof. Michael Honey editor of the book "All Labor Has Dignity" on "History and Memory: Revisiting King's Vision of Labor Rights and Economic Justice" recorded January 21, 2011 at Smith Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

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Interview with Michael Honey in the February 2011 issue of The Atlantic Monthly

While researching at the Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta in 1992, Washington University professor Michael Honey found an inconspicuous folder marked "King's Labor Speeches." He opened it, and found a trove of King's addresses to labor unions and workers' rights coalitions—most of which had never been published.

Product of the ‘60s, professor’s life one of activism, history and music

By Larry Larue, Tacoma Weekly, Thursday, 22 September 2016

It’s no coincidence that a CNN documentary series on the decades of the American 20th century drew its highest ratings when dealing with the 1960s and 1970s.
Michael Honey remembers them – they shaped his life.
“It was an amazing time in this country – you had the fight for civil rights, black power, feminism, Vietnam,” Honey said. “I was arrested in a Louisville, Ky. at a civil rights protest. That’s when they started my FBI file.”

Organizing Principles: An Interview with Rev. James Lawson, By Vivian Rothstein

At age 88, civil rights leader, organizer and thinker Reverend James Lawson Jr. is still busy teaching all who will hear that nonviolence “represents a new day for activism.”

King's Legacy: Defending the Right to Organize, Memphis CA Blog.

UW Professors Blog on Politics, April 8, 2008.