They Can Never Jail Us All


Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12:00pm


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Lecture by Michael K. Honey, 2020–2021 fellow, Radcliffe Institute; Fred and Dorothy Haley Professor of Humanities, University of Washington Tacoma; former southern civil liberties organizer

In this lecture, Honey will talk about his new book in progress, “They Never Can Jail Us All: Repression, Resistance, and the Freedom Struggle, a Memoir and History (1960–1976),” which leads readers into jails, into struggles against repressive laws and police violence, and into campaigns to free Angela Davis and all political prisoners—asking throughout, What is past and what is present in the struggle to be free?

Michael K. Honey's recent work includes To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight For Economic Justice (W. W. Norton, 2018) and Sharecropper’s Troubadour: John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, and the African American Song Tradition (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and the film Love and Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson and Nonviolence in the Search for Workers’ Rights (Bullfrog Films, 2016). His work has earned support from such institutions as the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities, among others, along with multiple book awards from the Organization of American Historians, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and the Southern Historical Association.

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This event is free. All are welcome to attend.