Helping Hands to host its 22nd Black History program


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Helping Hands’ annual Black History Month program has been held since 2001.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana’s registered student organization Helping Hands is preparing for its annual Black History program.

“2001 was when we had our first Black History month event,” Jamie Flanagan, the facility advisor of Helping Hands, said.

Jeremiah Hollins, a junior criminal justice major and president of the Helping Hands, spoke on this year’s theme.

“We plan on doing an award show presenting past and present Black figures in history,” Hollins said.

Gabrielle Chapman, a senior double majoring in business administration and accounting and Helping Hands vice president, said the program will be informative for students.

“We want to give students a glance at what took place in Black history,” Chapman said.
Hollins said other organizations will participate in the program.

“You can expect to see different fraternities and sororities being involved,” Hollins said. “We’ve invited the National Association of Black Journalists to come and document the event.”

Helping Hands’ annual Black History Month program is set to take place on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall.