Barry Scott, a noted authority on the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, will speak at Georgia Highlands College Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Lakeview Auditorium on the Floyd campus. He also will appear on Thursday at the same time in the library on the Cartersville campus.

Scott created an hour-long tribute during which he discusses the Civil Rights movement and performs some of King’s most familiar speeches.

The founder and producing artistic director of the American Negro Playwright Theatre at Tennessee State University, Scott has become one of the leading theatre artists in his home town. His nationwide acting credits include television’s “I’ll Fly Away” and “In the Heat of the Night.” He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Actor’s Equity Association, American Film Radio and Television Association, and serves on the board of the Tennessee Arts Commission.

The GHC appearances are part of an ongoing speaker series presented by Georgia Highlands to provide intellectual resources and stimulate academic discourse among students and community members. Admission is free and open to the public.