On Monday, January 19, 2009, this country celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I have a great friend and colleague, Marcus Gentry, who will be performing as Dr. Martin Luther King that day at the Dusable Museum of African-American History in Chicago. If you can get there, you will not be disappointed. Mr. Gentry performs there every year and does a phenomenal job. Close your eyes and you would believe Dr. Martin Luther King were in the room with you.
What else is so special about Marcus Gentry's performance is that he doesn't just tell the story of Dr. Martin Luther King's life as a civil rights leader. Mr. Gentry tells the story of Dr. King as a boy, a student, a man, a husband and a father. His life is made real for the audience.
If you want to listen to Marcus Gentry performing some of Dr. Martin Luther King's speeches, then click here. Marcus Gentry can be also be contacted at www.marcusgentry.com should you want to book him to portray Dr. Marin Luther King at one of your events.