NPC To Host Black History Month Celebration

National Park College (NPC) Cultural Diversity Awareness Club and the NPC Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host several Black History Month events in February.

Elmer Beard in a suit and tie standing in front of silosElmer Beard and the Hot Springs World Class High School (HSWCHS) Dance Troupe will perform Thursday, February 13 at noon in the Student Commons Conference Center. Beard will read from his latest collection of poetry. The HSWCHS Dance Troupe will provide two performances during the program. Light refreshments will be served.

NPC will host the Yesterday’s Negro League Baseball Players Exhibit February 15-26. The display will be open during campus operating hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit explores the rich and colorful history of the league through artifacts, portraits and memorabilia. Former Negro League baseball player Dennis “Bose” Biddle will speak February 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the Student Commons Conference Center. Following the event, Biddle will be available for a meet and greet to sign autographs and photos.

All events are free and open to the public.