Work of the Fellows:

Going down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign

Honey, Michael K. (Fellow, 1995-96)

New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2022

From the publisher's description:

With novelistic drama and rich scholarly detail, Michael Honey brings to life the magnetic characters who clashed on the Memphis battlefield: stalwart black workers; fiery black ministers; volatile, young, black-power advocates; idealistic organizers and tough-talking unionists; the first black members of the Memphis city council; the white upper crust who sought to prevent change or conflagration; and, finally, the magisterial Martin Luther King Jr., undertaking a Poor People's Campaign at the crossroads of his life, vilified as a subversive, hounded by the FBI, and seeing in the working poor of Memphis his hopes for a better America.


Subjects: History; Economic History; American Civil Rights Movement; Labor Strikes; African American History; Labor History