Jim Lucas has received acclaim across the nation for his stirring and dramatic recitations and interpretive readings depicting the life and times of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
HIS MOST REQUESTED PRESENTATIONS:
His moving performance before the Diplomatic Corp and an international television audience prompted former President Clinton to call him, AThe most authentic and exhilarating King that I have ever seen@. He has been a guest speaker before the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Baptist Convention. He has also performed at more than 200 colleges as well as throughout Japan and South Korea. His movie and television credits include appearances in HEAD OF STATE, LADDER 49, NATIONAL TREASURES, WEST WING, THE DISTRICT, K STREET and THE WIRE. Lucas is currently co-starring in the critically acclaimed play, THE MEETING, a powerful drama about the lives, philosophies, and times of
Dr. King and Malcolm X.
REFLECTIONS: The life and Times of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lucas chronicles the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of Dr. King.
WHAT WOULD MARTIN DO? If Dr. King was alive today and reflected on current issues from a civil rights point of view, what would his reaction be to affirmative action rulings, racial profiling, race relations in general, wars, Jena, the Israeli-Palestinian question or any question that audiences throw his way. He answers as Dr. King, keeping in mind Dr. King’s wit, history, and experiences while he was alive.