Roanoke College to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with "Reflections"

SALEM, Va. - Roanoke College will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. day with a program titled "Reflections." Jim Lucas, acclaimed actor and advocate for social change, will perform dramatic renditions of speeches by King during the one-man show.

The public is invited to attend Lucas's performance on Sunday, January 17 at 5 p.m. in the Colket Center's Wortmann Ballroom.

Lucas is a noted public speaker who has performed at over 100 colleges and universities throughout this country as well as Japan, South Korea and Germany. He is an expert on the life and times of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

He also is an accomplished actor, currently co-starring in the critically acclaimed play "The Meeting," a powerful drama about the lives, philosophies and time of Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Mr. Lucas's resemblance to and interpretation of Dr. King has been called "remarkable, awe inspiring, uncanny and soulful."

Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.

Released: January 13, 2010
Contact Name: Public Relations
Contact Phone: (540) 375-2282
Contact Email: gereaux@roanoke.edu