Louis Farrakhan to speak for SGA Lecture Series

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will be the guest speaker for the Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders lecture series at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Monday, April 16 at 6:30 pm. Sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), the free, public event will be held in the H.O. Clemmons Arena of the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. HPER Complex.

The aim of the lecture series is to inspire, motivate, and captivate the minds of people through cultural development and intellectual engagement. The goal is to cause those exposed to the series to step-up to the plate, evolve as the next generation of leaders and take the world by storm. “It is our goal to plant seeds today to provide fruit for those to come tomorrow,” says Kent Broughton, II, SGA President. “Hearing Farrakhan will create the opportunity to expose our students to diversity and make a positive impact on our campus, county and State.”

Minister Farrakhan is the National Representative of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam. His tremendous success is evidenced by mosques and study groups in over 120 cities in America, Europe, the Caribbean and missions in West Africa and South Africa devoted to the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. In rebuilding the Nation of Islam, Minister Farrakhan has renewed respect for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, his Teachings and Program.

At 78 years of age, Minister Farrakhan still maintains a grueling work schedule. He has been welcomed in a countless number of churches, sharing pulpits with Christian ministers from a variety of denominations, which has demonstrated the power of the unity of those who believe in the One God. He has addressed diverse organizations, been received in many Muslim countries as a leading Muslim thinker and teacher, and been welcomed throughout Africa, the Caribbean and Asia as a champion in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

The popular leader and the Nation of Islam enjoyed a banner year in 1995 with the successful Million Man March on the Mall in Washington, D.C., which drew nearly two million men. Minister Farrakhan was inspired to call the March out of his concern over the negative image of Black men perpetuated by the media and movie industries, which focused on drugs and gang violence.

Minister Farrakhan has recently addressed capacity crowds on the campuses of Howard University, Jackson State University, Prairie View A&M University, Chicago State University and the University of California, Berkeley. The audiences sat and listened attentively as Minister Farrakhan in his unique way, gave instruction to prepare the minds of the next generation of leaders.

For more information about the event, call (870) 575-7061.

9 thoughts on “Louis Farrakhan to speak for SGA Lecture Series

  1. All praise due to Allah…This is, by far, the best descriptive narrative I have read in regards to the Minister’s college appearances. May Allah continue to bless this author!

  2. Thank you SGA, Administrators and students of UAPB for having the courage to stand fast on having Min Farakhan speak there. This is the conversation that the college needs in this day and time. May God bless everyone there.

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