Dr. Derrick D. McKissic

Dr. Derrick D. McKissic

The Eddie Mae Herron Center/Museum and Black River Technical College will host the 2nd annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 17th and 18th 2011.

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  • Friday evening, June 17th event will be held at the Development Center at Black River Technical College .
  • 6:00 p.m. A meet and greet with refreshments in the lobby, sponcered by BRTC
  • Opening Program begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Singing by Homeward Bound Singers of Pocahontas and the West Central Metro Singers of  St. Louis Mo.
  • Lecture on “Slavery In Randolph County” by Cindy Robinett
  • Guest Speaker will be Dr.Derrick D. McKisick Assistant professor of History and Black Studies At Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT.

Saturday June 18 th Events will be held at the Eddie Mae Herron Center/Museum Grounds at 1708 Archer St. in Pocahontas.

  • Opening Program will begin at 9:00 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m. Story by Anna Lou Cook entitled “Wash Day”
  • 10:15  Silver Sneakers Demonstration by the Black River Health Club
  • 10:30 Randolph County 4-H club will be making “Freedom Bracelets”
  • Live music by the Chester’s
  • AssortedGames sponsored by the Bank of Pocahontas
  • Door Prizes drawings
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch on the grounds (bring your own Lawn Chair’s)
  • 1:30 Skit by the Randolph County 4-H club
  • 2:30 Brack River Health Club presents “Zumba”
  • 3:00 ? Music ,Games, and Fellowship