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Actor Jim Lucas to bring his Rev. Martin Luther King portrayal to campus Feb. 8

Chapman University will celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall with the performance of Reflections: Life and Times of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The dramatic one-man show is the creation of Jim Lucas, an actor and activist. Lucas chronicles the civil rights movement through the eyes of the Baptist preacher who became a driving force in the nonviolent struggle against inequality and racism.

The actor has traveled nationwide portraying King, delivering hundreds of performances of the iconic I Have a Dream speech, as well as I’ve Been to the Mountaintop and other works in this dramatic show. After seeing it at a staging for the Diplomatic Corps, President Bill Clinton called Lucas’ performance “the most authentic and exhilarating King I have ever seen.”

Admission is free and open to the public, thanks to support from the Office of the President, the Black Student Union, Cross-Cultural Engagement and the Fish Interfaith Center.

Top featured image/Jim Lucas as the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dawn Bonker

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