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Jerry Moore, Upward Bound Director at NWACC, sang “Take My Hand Precious Lord,” interjecting between verses the story of how a young man in his church was inspired to sing this song right after (Sunday, April 7, 1968) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.  The moving song and story touched the NWACC audience and brought home the profound impact MLK’s killing had on the African American community as well as Jerry and his church family during that trying time in US history.  



Jerry Moore, Director of Upward Bound at NWACC,                                          Music professor Miles Fish conducts the

with Bishop John L. Benford of the                                                                        NWACC Chamber Singers in singing,

Valley Harvest Ministries of NWA.                                                                          “There is a Balm in Gilead,” as part of the

                                                                                                                                      Eleventh Annual MLK Jr. Presentation on

                                                                                                                                      January 24, 2013.


On February 3rd, 2011, Martin Luther King Jr. Day guest speaker Alvin Sykes lectured a crowd on "Why Must We Still Care?" a presentation about the Emmitt Till and other unsolved civil rights cases.




On April 28, 2011, Geshe Thupten Dorjee lectured a crowd on "The Dalai Lama: Compassion for the 21st Century?" and entertained the audience with his Buddhist chanting.




On April 3, 2013 Guest speakers Dr. Doug Krueger and James Morphew Spoke at the Gun Control Forum,” The Issues Behind The Sensationalism,” was welcomed and presented their views informatively.