Ousmane Sagara is a journalist based in Bamako, the capitol city of the West African Nation of Mali. He worked alongside the Alabama Public Radio news team as an exchange journalist in 2016. When APR launched a major project to produce coverage of the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, junior, news director Pat Duggins contacted Sagara, via Facebook messenger, and invited him to report for APR from Mali on how his nation feels about King, fifty years after his death.
Alabama Public Radio is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The news team has generated a lot of stories in all that time. And we’ll be spending the year listening back to the best of the best of these features. That’s includes this story from 2018 that aired as part of APR’s coverage of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King junior that occurred fifty years ago. APR’s international exchange journalist Ousmane Sagara did this story for our listeners from his home in the West African nation of Mali.