Local event commemorates March on Washington

The “AR-1000” Business Salute to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Economic Research and Development Center, 615 Main St.

Speakers will include Dr. Christa Ellen Washington of Raleigh, N.C., Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth and several others. The event will include scholarship giveaways and the release of The College of Aspiring Artists’ 50th anniversary March on Washington commemorative, according to a news release.