Helping Hands will present 20th annual Black History Program Feb. 18

· · Helping Hands will present 20th annual Black History Program Feb. 18

NATCHITOCHES – The Helping Hands organization at Northwestern State University will host its 20th annual Black History Program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Magale Recital Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.


According to Jamie Flanagan, assistant director of TRiO Student Support Services, the program was organized by students and will include singing, dancing, spoken work presentations and more by groups including Lifted Voices, BAPS, African American Caucus, NSU Dazzlers and others.  The program will consist of 20 memorable moments in history. Former Helping Hands members will attend.


Helping Hands is a student-led community service organization that works with several philanthropies and civic groups on the NSU campus and in the Natchitoches community such as DOVES, National Night Out, Natchitoches Parish Library, Boys and Girls Club, Natchitoches Parish School Board, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office and Head Start.


Helping Hands meets each Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the President’s Room of the NSU Student Union.  Dues are $5 per semester.


For more information on the Black History Program, contact Flanagan at (318) 357-5674.


About the Author:

Leah Jackson is Northwestern State University's Director of Public Information and Media Relations. She is a 1994 and 2011 graduate of NSU and has been on staff since 2004.