The Radical King

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The Radical King Publisher's Summary

A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X.

Much of America did not know the radical King - and too few know today - but the FBI and US government did. They called him "the most dangerous man in America".

"The radical King was a democratic socialist who sided with poor and working people. The response of the radical King to our catastrophic moment can be put in one word: revolution - a revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life, and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens." (From the introduction)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than 40 years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was.

The Radical King includes 23 selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, including essays and speeches that were never recorded for posterity - a revelation for King's 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, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Michael Kenneth Williams.

In addition to the above, the full cast of narrators includes Bahni Turpin, Robin Miles, and Kevin Free.

©2015 Coretta Scott King and the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Cornel West (Introductions) (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
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    • The Radical King

    • By: Martin Luther King, Cornel West - editor
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Gabourey Sidibe, Cornel West, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than 40 years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. The Radical King includes 23 selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, including essays and speeches that were never recorded for posterity - a revelation for King's legacy.

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    • Remember Martin Luther King

    • By Barbara C Houston on 04-10-18

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

    • By: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cornel West - editor
    • Narrated by: Wanda Sykes
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • Story
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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.

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    • My first audible experience, and the best!!!

    • By Michael Lane on 02-09-18

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