Celebrities Take On the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Words


oday is the 50thanniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As this day is commemorated around the country, Audible.com announced that it would be releasing a collection of essays and speeches by the late civil rights icon. “The Radical King” is narrated by the likes of Wanda Sykes, Gabourey Sidibe, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Danny Glover, among others. 

The 23-piece collection marks the first time the Martin Luther King Estate has allowed to professional actors to perform his words. Dr. Cornel West compiled and edited the anthology, which highlights King as a revolutionary and a democratic socialist who sided with poor and working people. The recording’s gifted cast showcases King’s compassion, outrage, insight, and vulnerability. 

You can download “The Radical King” HERE

  • ONE MORE THING! Glover was on hand in Newark, New Jersey for “A National Town Hall Meeting” last night to commemorate the 50thanniversary of Dr. King’s “Mountaintop” speech.

Source: Chicago Defender

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