The Presentation

Photo: Katlynne De Guzman

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 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:



Read what students say about Lanny’s presentation

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Read what adult Osher Lifelong Learning Institute students 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

  4. K Dog, you have left a profound impact on my life and I have decided to start a career in rap to get my message out to younger generations

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