Jim Lucas- Omnibus Lecture Series
- Venue: Rhinehart Music Center
- Dates: February 19, 2019
- Address: 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN 46805
- Times: 7:30 PM
- Admission: Free with ticket
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- Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
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Acclaimed actor and dramatic interpreter
REFLECTIONS: The Life and Times of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Jim Lucas received critical 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 resemblance to and interpretation of Dr. King has been called remarkable, awe inspiring, uncanny, and soulful. Former President Clinton praised him as "the most authentic and exhilarating King I have ever seen."
In August 1983, Lucas attended the 20th Anniversary of the March on Washington, which inspired him to learn and later recite Dr. King's speeches. Since then, Lucas has traveled nationwide delivering various renditions of Dr. King's I Have a Dream, I've Been to the Mountaintop, excerpts from The Drum Major Instinct, The Letter from Birmingham Jail and other works in a dramatic one-man show.
He spoke for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Baptist Convention, and at over 100 colleges and universities around the world.
Lucas is currently co-starring in the critically acclaimed play, The Meeting, a powerful drama about the lives, philosophies, and times of The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X.
A student of the teachings of The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Lucas is an advocate of Dr. King's philosophy of non-violent civil action to effect social change.