Campus organizations from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, local schools and churches took the stage Wednesday to present a community-wide Black History production at the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Auditorium.
With the theme, “Still, Still I Rise”, the program was a collaboration of the Phi Alpha Theta/University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff History Club, the UAPB Chapter of NAACP and The Union Programming Board of UAPB.
The program included talent from various organizations on campus and in the community, including the UAPB Showstoppers, UAPB Vesper Choir, the Student Government Association junior class officers, John McLinn Ross Players, and special guests, the Oak Park Elementary School Chorale and the Pine Bluff High School History Club.
An event spokesman said the program was very proactive and different of its kind.
“We wanted to invite everyone in our community especially children … so that we can all share in this celebration together.”
“We all have a story, whether positive or negative and we must celebrate it,” the spokesman said. “We must continue to reach our community through public service, and acknowledge the struggles from our past, to build a bright and more promising future. Those are the ideals that have sustained us as a nation, and the light of all civilization.”
Door prizes and concessions were available.