The Presentation

P1070321The presentation is entitled “Martin Luther King and the Spirit of the ’60s.” It runs one hour but can be adapted to different time frames. It centers around a slideshow 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.


Until such time as Lanny has a sponsor, he asks for a modest honorarium. Please email to inquire about that.

Here is a 4-minute video showing excerpts of the presentation:



See what students say about Lanny’s presentation

See what teachers and administrators say about Lanny’s presentation


  1. This is so well done, and will keep the attention of the students, which we all know can be very hard to do. Thank you Lanny for the work you have done and continue to do.
    Sheila Smith, Veterans for Peace, Ventura County Chapter.

  2. Lanny this looks great and I am certain that many students will be inspired and informed!

  3. The rap was lit

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