Dr. Lillie Mae Fears to Speak at EMHC

Dr. Lillie Mae Fears will be speaking on February 24th at the Eddie Mae Herron Center as part of our Black History Month celebrations. Dr. Lillie Mae Fears is a professor of journalism and the assistant for diversity initiatives at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. A native of Phillips County, Arkansas, Fears holds degrees from Phillips…

The History of Black History Month

Black History Month celebration of achievements of African-Americans and the recognition of African-Americans and their role in U.S. history. Black history month was originally know as, “Negro History Week,” founded by Carter G. Woodson. In 1976, the month of February has been designated as Black History Month.  Along with the USA, Canada and the United…

Events for Black History Month

Schedule of Events for Black History Month:   All  events begin at 10:00 a.m. with the exception of the Hog Killing which begin at 8;00 a.m. February 6th  Mrs. Kay McFall and Lisa Perry will be presenting stories through songs. February 10th Mrs. Anna Cook will demonstrate Kitchen Tools of the Past February 13th The Center will  celebrate…

Holocaust Survivor Henry Greenbaum Visits Center

Holocaust survivor, Henry Greenbaum, visited the Eddie Mae Herron Center. [photospace] Combined audiences of approximately 1500 people heard Holocaust survivor Henry Greenbaum tell of his harrowing experiences in the attempted Genocide of the Jews and other groups of people by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. Greenbaum spoke for almost an hour…

The Emancipation Proclamation

Freedom Essay

The Eddie Mae Herron Center is sponsoring an essay contest to those students entering the 9th – 12th grades. The topic of the essay is: “What Does Freedom Mean to Me?”. The deadline for the essay is June 15th. You can drop your essay by the Eddie Mae Herron Center or e-mail them to pat@herroncenter.org.…

Celia Anderson

Celia Anderson Book Signing

Celia Anderson visited the Eddie Mae Herron Center on March 18, 2011 to sign her latest book “Daddy’s Home”. The book signing was followed by a luncheon hosted at the center. Celia Anderson is one of today’s best and brightest upcoming authors. Her stories and articles both educate and inspire. Ms. Anderson holds a Master’s…