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Arkansas Baptist College (ABC), in partnership with the Delta Classic 4 Literacy (DC4L), has announced the official schedule of events for this year's 6th annual Classic.
The Classic's efforts have helped to create an awareness if illiteracy in Arkansas, specifically in the Delta counties.

This year's football game will feature a match-up between the Langston University Lions (Langston, OK) verses the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's Golden Lions, played at War Memorial Stadium. This is Langston's first year to participate in the Classic.

Citing the correlation between illiteracy and criminal behavior, ABC's Department of African-American Community Leadership is hosting a Black on Black Crime ACTION Seminar on the school's campus as part of the Classic.

Also announced are the following events planned throughout the week:

Read 2 Lead Program (August 30 - September 1)
The Read 2 Lead Program consists of ABC students visiting seven local Elementary schools in Little Rock School district on Tuesday, August 30; Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1. They will also visit students at Harris Elementary in the Pulaski county Special School District. Character books will be read to students and the readers will talk about the importance of being a good reader.

Economic Development Symposium and Luncheon (Wednesday, August 31)
"Where Government and Industry Make a Connection"

Black on Black Crime ACTION Seminar (Thursday, September 1)
A special initiative to take action against Black on Black Crime in the community; this event will be held in Old Main on the campus of Arkansas Baptist College.

Multi -Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame (Friday, September 2)
The Multi- Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame (Formerly African American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame), is dedicated to honoring sports legends of all races, will induct five retired professional athletes at its Annual Arkansas Induction Ceremony on Friday, September 2, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Presidential, 600 I-30, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72202 501-375-2100.

DC4L "Old Skool" Concert (Friday, September 2 River Market Amphitheatre)
featuring recording groups: En Vogue, SWV and Silk

Game Day (Saturday, September 3) events include:
DC4L Parade
The DC4L Parade begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 3 and starts it's' route on east Daisy Gaston Bates Drive to Chester St. (13 blocks)

Tailgate Party
The tailgate Party begins at 11:00 am on Saturday until after the game

Langston University Lions vs. UAPB Golden Lions
Half time Battle of the Bands
Announcement of the 2011 DC4L Essay contest winner

Free Post Game Concert featuring recording artist V.I.C. performing the new dance craze, "The Wobble."

The DC4L events are all designed to promote literacy across Arkansas and neighborhood crime prevention in our community. The Classic will raise funds for the Arkansas Literacy Council to help increase literacy in Arkansas.

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