The Pine Bluff Branch of the National Association of University Women (NAUW), will celebrate its annual Black History/International Day Program.


The event will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Adair Greenhouse Auditorium at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The public is invited to attend, according to a news release.


This year’s National Black History Theme is: “African Americans and The Vote,” which incorporates the history of the right to vote for African Americans and the importance of the African American Vote in 2020.


The International Day Theme is: “Celebrating the Continent of Africa.” Both themes explore the importance of African Americans in American society and politics.


Attendees are asked to dress in their favorite African or international attire. A sample of African-American favorite dishes will follow this program, according to the release.


The program will include special music by Kevin Crumpton, a UAPB sophomore. Panelists include: Henry Brooks, UAPB Political Science professor; state Sen. Stephanie Flowers of Pine Bluff and Angelica Perkins, the 89th Miss UAPB.


The president of the Pine Bluff branch is Joyce Bracy Vaughan and the vice president is Nicole Bates.