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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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Great book to listen! I will recommend this book.

Great book to listen! I will recommend this book. Everyone should read this. If there is no racism, this would not be born. For equality!

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Thought provoking

The struggle for equality for people of colour in America (and around the world) is relevant for all mankind. It's good to have recorded speeches to remind us of that.

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I wish it was longer! great short/ listen audio book! 10/10 a must listen and greatly read.

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  • Michael Lane
  • 09-02-18

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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  • Yesenia
  • 11-02-18

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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  • Tawnya J. Luke
  • 03-02-18

Eye Opening

I love Wanda Sykes. That was foremost why I listened to this speech.

I consider myself a SJW. I have stood up for equal rights since 1983. I was 13 years old. I thought I had open eyes on the injustices of a country rigged against anyone not white. The language the Reverend uses is cunningly explosive and hit me hard in my heart and soul. What I thought I knew was merely a dusting. The good Reverend enlightened my spirit on the complete power of a spoken word sans violence. Violence is a weak person's tool. I am awed and humbled by his speech. I hope everyone who has the ability will listen and take his words to heart.

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  • Sandra
  • 03-02-18

A great speech from decades ago is still relevant.

Still relevant in 2018. what moment in our times will justice and liberty for all be accessible?

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  • Toby Schoolman
  • 02-02-18

The brilliance of King

So insightful. We hung on every word. His ability to express such powerful and heart felt truths of oppression was so clear. Sadly over the past 50+ years we have barely gotten off the mark. The wisdom and genius of Dr. King is solely missed..

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  • Emily
  • 02-02-18

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
  • 01-02-18

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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  • Philharmonic
  • 12-02-18

Thank You Wanda!

Wanda's reading of Dr. Martin Luther King's speech is beautiful. I am a white person in grad school in the process of changing my career to become a high school teacher. I frequently debate with my class that while neo-liberalism is bypassing the majority of the black community before they get a chance to become key players in the corporate world by outsourcing high paying tech jobs to international workers, and neglecting sponsorship and involvement in public school curriculum-- but liberalism is equally harming the black community by telling them lies and harboring white people who prostrate themselves rather than applying themselves to practical improvement.

The going opinion in colleges among professors and students of all races is that the federal government should be moving toward a socialist state,

however,

Dr. King is clearly saying on March 10, 1968 in this speech that African Americans want equal rights in Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

In 2018, amidst continuing struggles, those Americans who have the experience, leadership and knowledge need keep moving forward to foster career readiness in American high school children of all socioeconomic statuses and races, and to help African American children to feel confident and competitive, understand their identity, importance and rights as Americans; and to include historical accuracy in teaching the amazing contributions that their ancestors have made toward building the United States.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-18

only white people are prejudice.

it is my right to use government violence against white people through socialism to gain resources. because using force is slavery and white people abolished slavery for the world and that's racist. lol what I just said was irrational but it had a lot of feeling.

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  • Brazy Brazy
  • 25-06-18

A continuous fight..

This speech is one spoken with relativity today.
Although our stuggle seems to be self to infliced, it is the one that is discreetly forced upon us by the powers that be.