Coastal Bend College- Alice campus invites the community to a free presentation in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

A short video with a Power Point lecture on the life and activist of King will be given by Retired Army Lt. Col. Karl Clark. Clark is a government and history professor at CBC-Alice.

The presentation begins at 12:30 p.m. in room 200.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.

Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in end of legal segregation of African-American citizens. He also helped with the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He is remembered as one of the most honored leaders in history.

His 1963 speech, "I Have a Dream," was delivered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

For more information, call 361-664-2921 ext. 3043.