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Jim Lucas

In August 1983, Jim Lucas attended the 20th Anniversary of the March On Washington.  It was during that march that Lucas received the inspiration 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 has been a guest speaker before the NAACP, The Mormon Temple and the National Baptist Convention; he has also performed at over 100 colleges and universities and throughout Germany, Japan and South Korea.  His movie and television credits include appearances in Head of State, Ladder 49, National Treasures 1 & 2, Something The Lord Made, The West Wing, The District, 24 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. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X.