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Black History Month 2014

The Eddie Mae Herron Center will be celebrating Black History Month with daily activities. School group tours may begin prior to 10am. If you would like to schedule a school group, call 870-892-4433.

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Martin Luther King Reenactment Speech

The Eddie Mae Herron Center would like to invite you to join us January 18, 2014 at 2pm for the Martin Luther King Reenactment Speech. Mr. Cecil Gibson will be delivering the speech. Cecil Gibson is a motivational speaker and Minister that holds a Master’s degree in Theology. He works in the North Little Rock […]

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Christmas Open House

Join us at the Eddie Mae Herron Center Sunday, December 8 from 1pm to 4pm for our Christmas Open House and Pictures with Santa Clause. We will have refreshments and musci by the Marr Street Jam Band of Marilyn’s Clogging & Company. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the BRAD Food Bank for your […]

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Rock N’ Roll Festival

The Eddie Mae Herron Center will be selling BBQ during the Rock N’ Roll Highway 67 Music Festival. Please join us October 12th.  

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2013 Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 15th the Eddie Mae Herron Center along with Black River Technical College will host their annual Juneteenth Celebration. Events start at 8am and continue until 6pm. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the day. Events will be held at the Eddie Mae Herron Center at 1708 Archer Street in Pocahontas. Events: 8am: Event […]

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Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. He was 39 years old. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. James Earl Ray, a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary […]

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Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration

We would like to invite you to our Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration on January 21st. Agenda 10am – Walk begins at the Courthouse, will continue down Marr Street to the Community Center. 10:30am – Music by Marilyn’s Clogging and St. Paul’s School at the Community Center 12 noon – Chili lunch and a birthday […]

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Rewriting History: The Forgotten Records

Most residents have heard the story that the first school for African-American children in Randolph County was a one-room school opened by sisters at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Pocahontas circa 1888. It is also believed that this was the first school of its kind in Arkansas. Additionally, the story goes that the school closed after a short […]

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