Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Living History Presentation
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an icon of the civil rights movement, preaching nonviolence in the struggle for racial equality. A prime mover of the Montgomery bus boycott, the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and closing speaker in the historic 1963 March on Washington, King is one of the most revered figures in American history. He was the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and his achievements had an impact worldwide.
Bill Grimmette is a living history interpreter, storyteller, actor, and motivational speaker who has performed throughout the United States and abroad. He has researched and performed the characters of W. E. B. Du Bois, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker, Estevanico, and Augustus Washington. He has appeared at the Smithsonian Institution and on National Public Radio. He has an M.A. in psychology from the Catholic University of America, and has done post-graduate work in education at George Mason University.