The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Multicultural Club will be hosting its annual Black History Program, Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Johnny Rapert Library Auditorium.  The theme for the program is “Remembering Our Black History.”  The speaker will be Willie Jones from Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Mr. Jones graduated from Central High School in Little Rock and furthered his education at Arkansas Tech University and the Broadway School of Real Estate.  He served as the former Executive Director of the Association of Black Social Workers and as the Former Executive Director of the Pulaski Metropolitan Initiative.  He has also been on the forefront as an athlete.  Jones was one of the first African-Americans to play football for Central High School and for Arkansas Tech University.  A father of four children and grandfather of seven grandchildren, Jones also serves in his church and community.  Jones will share with the audience an inspirational talk about his life. 

Also included in the evening’s program are performances from the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council Drum Ballet and the Pentecostal Temple Praise Dancers as well as readings of excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech.  The public is invited to attend for more information contact Demechia Rowe at 870-722-8222.