The Marxist Classes: Dr. King’s fight for labor and economic justice

BY:Communist Party USA| January 16, 2022
The Marxist Classes: Dr. King’s fight for labor and economic justice


Join Michael Honey for an expert examination of Dr. King’s relationship to the struggles of working-class people. He will also discuss what we can learn from Dr. King’s experiences about building coalitions and organizing social movements. Dr. Honey authored the Robert F. Kennedy award–winning Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign and To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice. He also edited the recommended reading for the evening, Dr. King’s All Labor Has Dignity.

Recommended reading: All Labor Has Dignity by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Presented on Sunday, January 16, 2022

Image: Martin Luther King Jr. at the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom via National Park Service (CC BY 2.0), colorized using


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