Michael K. Honey, a former Southern civil rights and civil liberties organizer, is Haley Professor of Humanities at the University of Washington Tacoma, where he teaches labor, ethnic, and gender studies and American history. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and has won numerous research fellowships and book awards for his books on labor, race relations, and civil rights history, including the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Going Down Jericho Road. He lives in Tacoma with his wife, Pat Krueger.
A portrait of King that is more accurate, more troubling, and more needed than ever before.--William P. Jones, author of The March on Washington Michael Honey's important and timely new book recovers the fullness of King's social Christian vision. More than just Jim Crow's most formidable detractor, he was one of capitalism's most insistent and incisive critics. Honey leaves no doubt that, in our new Gilded Age, King's dream, marked by a longing for both racial and economic justice, remains as relevant as ever.--Heath W. Carter, author of Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a revolutionary, a dangerous man.... Michael Honey tells a compelling story of militant, revolutionary love in action. This is a dangerous book.--Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination Civil rights buffs will enjoy this book. King the economic radical has renewed relevance, and Honey's work helps to shift him from static icon to dynamic thinker whose vision can guide us in taking on the grossly unfair aspects of American capitalism. To the Promised Land helps us to remember King as a prophet for poor and working-class people, as we carry on that campaign against racism and poverty in our own times. A terrific book.--Timothy B. Tyson, author of The Blood of Emmett Till To the Promised Land gives us... a truer portrait of King's radical hopes. It is an inspiration for the work ahead.--Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, author of Defying Dixie