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  • Audiobook of actors reading Martin Luther King out April 3

  • Wanda Sykes, Gabourey (GAB-or-ay) Sidibe (SIH-dih-bay) and Danny Glover will be among the readers for an audio edition of speeches and essays by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Published in hardcover in 2015, "The Radical King" is a collection of 23 works by King that go beyond civil rights and emphasize his belief in the redistribution of wealth. The audio release is scheduled for April 3, the eve of the 50th anniversary of King's assassination.

, FILE - In this July 4, 2015 file photo, Wanda Sykes speaks during the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Sykes, Gabourey Sidibe and Danny Glover will be among the readers for an audio edition of speeches and essays by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “The Radical King” is a collection of 23 works by King that go beyond civil rights and emphasize his belief in the redistribution of wealth. The audio and print editions are scheduled for April 3, 2018, the eve of the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

01 of February 2018 20:20:54

NEW YORK (AP) — Wanda Sykes, Gabourey (GAB-or-ay) Sidibe (SIH-dih-bay) and Danny Glover will be among the readers for an audio edition of speeches and essays by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Published in hardcover in 2015, "The Radical King" is a collection of 23 works by King that go beyond civil rights and emphasize his belief in the redistribution of wealth. The full audio work is scheduled for April 3, the eve of the 50th anniversary of King's assassination. The producer-seller Audible.com told The Associated Press that a free download of Sykes' reading, titled "The Other America — A Speech from the Radical King," is out Thursday.

Other narrators include LeVar Burton, Michael Kenneth Williams and Colman Domingo. The collection was edited by Cornel West.


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