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The Other America - A Speech from The Radical King (Free)

Narrated by: Wanda Sykes
Length: 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)
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In a rousing speech on race, poverty, and economic justice - given less than a year before his assassination - Martin Luther King Jr. drives home the mission behind his Poor People's Campaign. It is a clear-eyed look at the disparity of wealth in America, what it means for people of all colors - and a message of inspiration dedicated to the power of the people.

"And I say, if we will stand and work together, we will bring into being that day when justice will roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream. We will bring into being that day when America will no longer be two nations but when it will be one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Wanda Sykes' powerful performance delivers King's compassion, outrage, insight, and vulnerability like few others could - and reminds us all of the relevance his words still have today.

"The Other America" is one of 23 speeches and essays from The Radical King, curated by Dr. Cornel West, including words never recorded in public - a revelation for his legacy.

The Martin Luther King Estate has allowed, for the first time, a dramatic interpretation of King's words, by some of the most charismatic and activist actors working today: LeVar Burton, Mike Colter, Colman Domingo, Danny Glover, Gabourey Sidibe, Wanda Sykes, and Michael Kenneth Williams.

"The Other America" excerpt from The Radical King is free of charge to all listeners until Monday, April 2, 2018. To preorder the full, revealing collection, visit www.audible.com/TheRadicalKing.

©2018 All material copyright Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr; all material copyright renewed Coretta Scott King and the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. Introductions 2015 Cornel West (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Michael Lane
  • 2018-02-09

My first audible experience, and the best!!!

this was absolutely amazing to listen to. I highly recommend Cornel West and Wanda for what they have done here I personally have never heard the speech by King himself but having it Revisited and provide it to us in this manner was extremely refreshing. All of the issues and plights of the poor class he spoke of we still experience today. History does not repeat itself it rhymes and this speech is do relevant and inspiring!!!

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  • Harold
  • 2018-10-02

NOT GOOD

I believe this speech was originally made in Dr. King's own voice, which is hundred times better than that of Ms Sykes. Whose brilliant idea was it to replace the master orator's voice with this ridiculously sounding lady?

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  • Yesenia
  • 2018-02-11

Profound

this is absolutely empowering, motivating, informative, absolute good just wish it was longer! an informative book with words like these read be an author so captivating will encourage more people to listen.

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  • Emily Perales
  • San Antonio
  • 2018-02-02

Moving from start to finish

Such a moving speech that is always relevant in today’s culture and in today’s world

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  • Ijeoma Uba
  • 2018-02-01

An Amazing Speech by MLK

I have enjoyed listening to this speech by Dr. Martin Luther King. It’s informative, amazing, and inspirational. I highly recommend it to all.

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  • Brad
  • 2019-06-20

I'm glad that i finally listened to this!

very moving... gave me some insight on what African Americans went through all those years ago.

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  • Daniela Rosero
  • 2019-06-15

things important to listen

This is an amazing speech and a clear narration to brings back to reality of what we are and where to go.

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  • S. Massey
  • Arlington, TX
  • 2019-06-15

Well Done, A Must Listen

The narration is excellent, the speech, eloquent. Everyone should listen to this, consider it, and listen again.

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  • Miranda F
  • 2019-06-12

Absolutely Exceptional!!!

I am amazed how the words of Dr. King still ring true today. The plight for the African American has not been easy and is way far from where it needs to be. I Am not a believer in waiting on justice and letting everything works it’s way out. Everyday our brothers and sisters are being struck down by the hands of those said to protect and serve us. I wish we as a people could unite as one. Together with our mindsets aligned there would be no stopping us. There could be no one to tell us no. I’m with the movement whenever it may be but it can’t be done by a few alone. Wake up Kings and Queens. There will ALWAYS be power in numbers.

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  • Susan Stone
  • Illinois
  • 2019-06-12

A must listen

While Dr. King gave this speech in 1968, it is still relevant today. Full of famous quotes that we have read in memes, in this recording we have the context. I think it is especially important listening for white Americans to understand what has gone on in the Black community, even in recent years. I thought about Ferguson, how Black men are presumed dangerous, and poverty. Dr. King’s words are as true and important today as they were when he first uttered them.