2008: "Going Down Jericho Road", by Michael Honey
28th Annual RFK Book Award
Judges: John Seigenthaler, Sr., Nan Richardson, James Neal, Justice A.A. Birch, and Mark Dalhouse.
The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial is pleased to announce the selection of acclaimed labor historian Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign as the first-prize winner of the 2008 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Going Down Jericho Road was chosen from five finalists including John Bowe’s Nobodies, Jeffrey Toobin’s The Nine, Jonathan Cohn’s Sick, and Susan Eaton’s Children in Room E4.
The Robert F. Kennedy Book and Journalism Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 27th at 6:30 PM at the Newseum in Washington, DC. At the event, Mrs. Robert Kennedy will present the award to Michael Honey.
RFK Book Award Chair John Seigenthaler, Sr. convened this year’s distinguished panel of judges at the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University: Nan Richardson, founder of Umbrage Editions and co-founder of SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER, James Neal, former lead prosecutor of Jimmy Hoffa and the Watergate scandal, Justice A.A. Birch, former Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court and champion against the death penalty, and Mark Dalhouse, political scientist and the Director of Vanderbilt’s Office of Active Citizenship and Service.
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