Today, Audible announced the release of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s THE OTHER AMERICA performed by Wanda Sykes, as a free download. This speech is an early look at THE RADICAL KING, a collection of twenty-three of Martin Luther King Jr.’s essays and speeches, curated and introduced by Cornell West, and performed by some of the most charismatic and activist actors working today including Levar Burton, Mike Coulter, Colman Domingo, Danny Glover, Gabourey Sidibe, Wanda Sykes, and Michael Kenneth Williams. The full collection will be available exclusively from Audible on April 3rd, 2018.
This collection marks the first time that the Martin Luther King Estate has allowed a dramatic interpretation of King’s words.
“Reading Dr. King’s words was extremely daunting, but if this would introduce his lesser known works to more people, then I needed to do it. I tried to channel what the words meant to me, and what he meant to me,” said Sykes. Her 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, and can be downloaded free at www.audible.com/theotheramerica.