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October 13, 2014

Professor, author Michael Honey now blogging too

UW News

Michael Honey, professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences at UW Tacoma, has written books about Martin Luther King — now he is blogging about King as well. His writings can be found on the Beacon Broadside, a blog written by authors with Beacon Press, an independent publisher of serious nonfiction founded in 1854.

Honey said Beacon asked him to blog about how he got involved with King and the role of the Unitarian Church in civil rights work in the South.

He wrote that King inspired his lifelong participation in “the struggle for equity for all people,” but also had another profound effect on him. “In 1965, at age 18, I did what King urged all young men to do: I became a conscientious objector against the Vietnam War and against all wars. I began to understand that one could not hold on to ideas without also taking action.”

The editor of “All Labor Has Dignity” (2011), Honey also was the author of “Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Great Campaign.”