Historian will examine ‘Freedom Movement’s Unfinished Business’


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Historian Michael Honey, an award-winning author whose latest book examines the final days of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, will give the third annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture Nov. 10 at the University of Louisville.

    Honey, a former civil rights activist who worked in Louisville with Anne and Carl Braden in 1969-70, will discuss “From Civil Rights to Economic Justice: The Freedom Movement’s Unfinished Business.” His free, public talk at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium will begin with a short concert by Honey and several local folk singers. It also will include a slide show. UofL’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research sponsors the lecture; both are named for a Louisvillian active in the civil rights movement for nearly six decades.

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.