This Awareness Lecture Series is sponsored by the North Little Rock High School’s Ladies and Gentlemen’s Club as a Black Heritage activity. The lectures are design to enhance the awareness of the struggles facing young African Americans, re-establish their initiative for advancement, cultivate their goals for self preservation, and provided growth, unity, and stability for their communities. Through the lectures students will hear dynamic speakers who have traveled across the country and faced many obstacles, but learned to overcome and excel academically, socially, politically, and professionally. The series is covering a three-week span and is concluding on Feb. 27.

The receptions will begin at 6:30 p.m. just outside the auditorium. The lectures will begin at 6:45 p.m. and continue until 7:30 p.m. inside the auditorium. Both events will take place in the main building of North Little Rock High School West Campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Feb. 27 speaker is Rep. Eddie Armstrong. He is serving his first term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He represents District 37, which includes North Little Rock and portions of Pulaski County. During the 89th General Assembly, Rep. Armstrong will serve on Revenue and Taxation and the City, County and Local Affairs committees. Rep. Armstrong graduated from North Little Rock High School. He earned a Bachelors of Arts at the University of Arkansas in Political Sciences. He is a special assistant to the Mayor of North Little Rock. He is the founder of the Eddie Armstrong Scholarship Foundation as well as a member of the Urban League Arkansas Sponsoring Committee, the Pulaski County Public Facilities Board, and Argenta Downtown Council. Armstrong was listed by Ebony Magazine as a Young Leader of the Future in the magazine’s 30 under 30 list. Armstrong devotes his free time to public service including feeding the homeless, youth mentoring, and public speaking.