UAPB organizations to sponsor Black History program


The Phi Alpha Theta/University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff History Club, the UAPB Chapter of NAACP and The Union Programming Board of UAPB announced recently that they have collaborated to form a community-wide Black History program/production entitled, “Still, Still I Rise”.

The program is slated for 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Auditorium. The program will include 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.

“The program will be very proactive and different of its kind,” a spokesman said. “We want to invite everyone in our community especially children. Bring your 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 will be available. The event is free and open to the public.