Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle Sr. International Academy Charter School

Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle works Jan. 22 with Elizabeth Guzman-Ponce, left, and Melanie Hargis, both 6, kindergarten students at International Academy Charter School in Egg Harbor Township. As a member of the Educational Foundation for the League of Municipalities, Tweedle visits schools and reads with students.

PLEASANTVILLE — Local organizations and leaders will host an annual African-American History program in Pleasantville Sunday as Black History Month draws to a close.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.'s Theta Kappa Omega Chapter of Atlantic City will bring community members together for "The Many Faces of the African American Women: Home is Where the Heart Is, Celebrating Mothers, Caregivers and Homemakers" at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 320 New Road, at 4 p.m.

The event will include speakers, special guests and leaders in the community, including Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson, Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam, Jr., and Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle.

Fredericka E. Waugh, associate director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Alzheimer's Association—Delaware Valley Chapter, will be the guest speaker.

There will be musical performances and a liturgical dance. Adult and youth honorees who have been nominated by organizations throughout Atlantic County will be given merit awards and recognized for work in their communities.

The event is free and open to the public.

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