About the Eddie Mae Herron Center

The Eddie Mae Herron Center is many things: a museum, an education center, a community center, a heritage and culture center. The Center preserves and displays a portion of nearly two hundred years of African American history in Randolph County, Arkansas.

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Juneteenth Celebration

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The 2015 Juneteenth Celebration will be held June 13th starting at 9am.

This year’s celebration will include a coloring contest, pageant, dog show, sno-cones, Marilyn’s Cloggers, a cake walk, dancing & music, D.A.R.E. Program Fingerprinting, and fun & laughter!

 

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Juneteenth 2015

The 2015 Juneteenth Celebration will be held June 13th starting at 9am. This year’s celebration will include a coloring contest, pageant, dog show, sno-cones, Marilyn’s Cloggers, a cake walk, dancing & music, D.A.R.E. Program Fingerprinting, and fun & laughter! Pageant Form Juneteenth Coloring Pages Coloring Contest PreK-First Coloring Contest... read more

Black History Quiz Bowl 2015

The Black Professionals’ Network of Jonesboro in conjunction with Arkansas State University’s Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter 1st Annual Black History Quiz Bowl Saturday, February 28, 2015, 2pm AState’s Student Union Auditorium For more information, please visit... read more

50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. This landmark law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. To mark the anniversary, the U.S. Census Bureau has gathered key statistics that measure changes in some characteristics of different race groups to date. Note: This analysis uses the closest available year for each race/ethnic group to the historic act. Analysis is limited because of limited historical data for all racial and ethnic groups. Population 1964 2013 20,671,914 The total estimated black population in the United States. 41,623,897 The total estimated black population in the United States. 10.8% The estimated percentage of the U.S. population that was black. 13.2% The estimated percentage of the U.S. population that was black. 1970 2013 9.6 million The total estimated Hispanic population in the United States. 54.1 million The total estimated Hispanic population in the United States. 4.7% The estimated percentage of the U.S. population that was Hispanic. 17.1% The estimated percentage of the U.S. population that was Hispanic. 1960 2013 980,337 The total Asian and Pacific Islander population in the United States. 16,632,553 The total estimated Asian population in the United States. 0.5% The percentage of the U.S. population that was Asian and Pacific Islander. 5.3% The estimated percentage of the U.S. population that was Asian. 1960 2013 551,669 The total American Indian, Eskimo and Aleut population in the United States. 3,910,028 The total estimated American Indian and Alaska Native population in the United States. 0.3%... read more

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