Dancers perform at UAFS African Night

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its annual cultural event African Night at 6 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th St. in Fort Smith.


Hosted by the UAFS African Student Association, the seventh-annual African Night will offer guests a night of entertainment celebrating the various facets of African culture. 


The $15 admission ($10 for UAFS students and attendees under 13 years of age) will enjoy an African meal as well as a night of entertainment featuring African performing arts groups, a  fashion show and more. 


“Every year we look forward to hosting African Night because it is a unique event that brings together the campus community and the Fort Smith community to celebrate the African culture,” said Dr. Williams Yamkam, assistant professor of political science. “Besides the fact that it is a lot of fun, it also gets us to celebrate diversity on our campus and in our community. We hope to get even more people than we have gotten over the past seven years to attend this event so that together we can celebrate our common humanity despite our diverse backgrounds.”


For more information contact Yamkam at 479-788-7981 or

Rachel Rodemann Putman, Interim Public Information Director
Photo Credits: 
Sofia Gamboa Lazarte
Date Posted: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
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