EMHC workshop

Local historian Anna Lue Cook visits with Jajuan Johnson following Johnson's workshop on heritage preservation through oral history.

The Eddie Mae Herron Center was the site for a multi-generational workshop on the importance of preserv­ing our heritage through oral histories on Thursday, July 26, 2007. The guest speaker was Jajuan Johnson, oral history coordina­tor from the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock. Johnson, an oral historian and journalist for the past six years, began his work in the field of public history with the Delta Studies Center at ASU. He trav­eled throughout the Arkansas Delta, his homeland, conducting oral history interviews. He also produced a short film on the Judd Hill Plantation in Trumann. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Heritage Studies at ASU. The EMHC workshop includ­ed a PowerPoint presentation and several oral history inter­view skits performed by the audience.