The day Martin Luther King Jr. died: ‘Voices of the Movement’ Episode 1 – Podcast

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A transcript of the first episode in our new “Cape Up” podcast series

Opinion writer

April 4 at 9:09 AM

Voices of the Movement: The day Martin Luther King Jr. died

ANDREW YOUNG: He knew when he was going to Memphis he was going to his death. And he’d always said, you know, death is the ultimate democracy. Everybody’s going to die, and you don’t have anything to say about when you die or how you die or where you die. You can only choose what it is you give your life for.

JONATHAN CAPEHART: Hey everyone. I’m Jonathan Capehart and welcome to “Cape Up.”

That was former ambassador Andrew Young talking about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Andrew Young was King’s chief strategist with the SCLC — the Southern Christian Leadership Conference — during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

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