Fayetteville Black History Celebration Day event planned

Compassion Fayetteville will host a Black History Celebration Day event on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Restoration Church.

The event will feature a presentation by new University of Arkansas chancellor Joseph Steinmetz, as well as remarks by Dr. Pearl Ford Dowe, UA director of African American Studies, and Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan.

Entertainment will include the Black History Month Mass Choir as well as the St. James MBC Liturgical Dancers.

Black History Month events in Fayetteville are organized as part of the Month of Compassion, an effort led by Compassion Fayetteville through the Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council’s (FFEAC) Inclusion Group. A full list of events associated with Black History Month in Fayetteville is available at compassionfayetteville.wordpress.com.

Restoration Church is located at 682 S. Government Avenue in Fayetteville.

The program will begin at 3 p.m., and is free to attend.

For a bit more information, visit the Facebook page for the event.