Fifty years ago on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis. Though his voice was silenced, his words continue to inspire us toward a vision of justice and racial reconciliation. Phil Darius Wallace, an actor and motivational speaker, will read excerpts from the Dr. King’s Letter from the Birmingham Jail and his Epiphany sermon and reflect on why these words contain a powerful message in his life and for the future of our country.
Phil is a native of Flint, Michigan, where he was introduced to the world of performing. Since that time he has attended Interlochen Arts Academy where he studied theater. He studied for the profession of acting at SUNY Purchase in New York. His professional experience includes the Michigan Shakespeare festival, the Flint Youth Theater, the attic theater and the Hattiloo Theater. He currently resides in Memphis.