Final Weekend of Black History Month Events in NWA


Black History Month is almost over, but it’s not too late to get involved.

Compassion Fayetteville Black History Month will host a Celebration Day and Style Show on Sunday, February 24th. There will be a fashion show sponsored by Dillard’s Department Store and local Black pastors will be recognized. This is the fifth year the organization has hosted Black History Month events and according to organizer D’Andre Jones, attendance has been up this year.

“We’ve had so many people tell us that they’ve been inspired, motivated and it’s also been a very fun experience, so overall we’re very pleased,” Jones said.

Celebration Day will be hosted at the Historic St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville. It was opened by a freed slave named Squire Jehagen in 1865, making it the oldest Black church in northwest Arkansas.

“We have a unifying spirit that really brings a community together,” said Pastor Curtiss Smith. “So I think through those things that we have become a strong staple in the community.”

Celebration Day and Style Show takes place Sunday, February 24th at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

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