Barry Scott's Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Barry Scott's Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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"Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - February 2008"

Barry was fabulous, totally fabulous. You could have heard a pin drop in our usually noisy cafeteria. He really captured their attention. If I had any criticism it would be for Barry to end his presentation and then ask for questions. He went right into the questions and we never really got to applaud him.

I would definitely recommend him to anyone and hire him again.

Thanks for all your assistance. It was HUGE that we could video him. I think almost as many students viewed his DVD as saw him live. There was a huge interest in his topic; it was a great educational tool for our campus. Students had to check the DVD out of our library, view in the library, fill out an evaluation and return it. Some programs, like our nursing program, used it during class time too. - Edna Grotajhn Early, Director Student Life

"St Joseph's College - Brooklyn - February 2007"

Barry Scott's performance was terrific. So many of the students were genuinely moved and stayed afterwards to speak with him. As a matter of fact, one student has put up a poster board inviting comments and she intends to send it to Barry. He could not have been more cooperative. - Sherrie Van Arnam


“Barry Scott is one of the finest human beings I have ever met in my life. It was an incredible day. I am still receiving phone calls from people commenting on his performance.”
Dr. Robert Smith
St. Joseph College, West Hartford, CT

“Barry Scott gave the greatest performance of any speaker that I have ever programmed here. It was absolutely incredible and awesome. You could have heard a pin drop.”
Matt Matthews
Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH

“Phenomenal, amazing, absolutely perfect. It was standing room only and Barry had students lined up to meet him after his performance…he must have stayed an additional hour just answering their questions.”
Kerri Ellington
Franklin College, Franklin, IN

“We love Barry Scott! The show went incredibly well and he was amazing.”
Elisa Dunman
Carson Newman College, Jefferson City, TN

“It was a great program. We had well over 500 people and everyone enjoyed it.”
Jason Jones
University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

“I wish every performer was as easy to work with as Barry Scott, he is a quality guy. It was a great show and he received a standing ovation. If anyone wants a reference on Barry Scott, they can call me!”
Dermot Forde
Owens Community College, Toledo, OH

“Barry Scott was incredible and he gave an amazing performance.”
Jessica Macknin
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

“Barry’s performance went incredibly well, it was very impressive. We are already looking to bring him back next year.”
Larry Reeves
Mary Hardin Baylor College, Belton, TX

“Barry was a pleasure to work with and he gave an incredibly moving presentation. His re-enactment of Dr. King’s speeches was dead on.”
Carlos London
Florida Atlantic University

“Barry’s presentation couldn’t have gone any better. He is a great person and it was very rewarding to work with him. We want him back next year.”
Duane Grooms
Barton College, Wilson, NC

“Barry Scott’s performance is a phenomenal experience for anyone. It not only allows you to relive the actual words of Dr. King but also gives you a real understanding of Dr. King’s character. He connects the words to the reality of Dr. King’s life.”

Juanita Moore
American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO

“Barry Scott is a wonderfully giving person. His show was an incredible experience.”

Bart Louvins
Hardin County Performing Arts Center, Elizabethtown, KY

“Scott keeps the civil rights leader’s message alive with his show.”

Mobile Register
Mobile, Alabama

“Hardly anyone is more devoted to furthering King’s message and legacy than Barry Scott.”

The Nashville Banner
Nashville, Tennessee

“Barry Scott’s portrayal of King is superb. The resemblance of pitch, cadence, dynamic emphasis and hypnotic delivery is uncanny.”

Arts Review
Mobile, Alabama
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"Doane College - January 2009"

The Barry Scott performance was a powerful voice that filled our auditorium during our MLK day celebration. His performance was well received by students, staff, and community members. Everyone was glued to their seat and his speech moved the audience physically and mentally.

It was a powerful testimony of his life as well as a motivating speech that helps college students remembers how far we have come. We would love to have Barry back at our institution, thank you once again for a great show.


Tolu Kayode
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Student Activities Coordinator
- Tolu Kayode, Assistant Director of Residence Life


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An authority on the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Barry Scott created his tribute to Dr. King to teach a generation of students about one of American’s most violent and inspiring times and the man who mobilized a generation of people and changed the world.

Mr. Scott discusses Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement in his lecture and actually becomes Dr. King recreating some of his most inspiring speeches. Scott is so convincing in his portrayal of Dr. King, that the late Coretta Scott King once cornered him between acts of his performance to compliment him on his realistic and honest depiction of her late husband.

Mr. Scott performed Dr. King’s speeches for President Carter and in performing arts centers and college campuses across the country. A native of Nashville, Barry Scott is also the founder and artistic director of The American Negro Playwright Theatre.