Lanny currently offers two presentations: “Martin Luther King and the Spirit of the ’60s” and “My Summer Working For Martin Luther King, Jr.” They run from one to one-and-a-half hours but can be adapted to shorter or longer time frames. Both center around slideshows of about 200 slides to keep the pace moving. Many of the slides have music embedded to represent the “soundtrack” of the Civil Rights Movement and other nonviolent rights movements of the era.
Lanny also sings, raps, and plays guitar and harmonica to add more musical flavor to the program as he shares his personal accounts including meeting Dr. King in Virginia in 1965 while volunteering for Dr. King’s SCOPE Project and witnessing the incredible courage of the African-American people of the South who stood up for their rights, at great personal risk, after 300 years of oppression.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about booking.
Here is a 4-minute video showing excerpts of the presentation:
Here is a short video showing students at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, CA singing along with Lanny’s rap about nonviolence, “The Thing About Words:”
Here is a full length video of a presentation at Oxnard College: