Juneteenth 2015

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...
Black History Quiz Bowl 2015

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...

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%...
Herron Center Receives GIF Grant for Hardin Cemetery Fence

Herron Center Receives GIF Grant for Hardin Cemetery Fence

The Eddie Mae Herron Museum/Center has received a grant in the amount of $3,380.18 to pay for a chainlink fence at the Hardin Cemetery, located in the Birdell community. The grant was awarded by the East Arkansas Planning & Development District (EAPDD) and is funding through the General Improvement Fund (GIF). Making the presentation was State Representative James Ratliff. The Hardin Cemetery is one of four active African American Cemeteries in Randolph County. Located on land donated by the late Perry Hardin who was born a slave and after emancipation, became a landowner, raised a family and remained in Randolph County until his passing in the 1930s. The oldest graves in the cemetery are unmarked and it is considered a historic site in the African American community. EMHC would like to thank EAPDD for approving the grant and Rep. James Ratliff for his support in the project. The fence was placed by Rick Broadway’s Fence Company and the cemetery is mowed by Willis...
Community Juneteenth Freedom Fest

Community Juneteenth Freedom Fest

The annual Juneteenth celebration will be held June 13 & 14 at the Eddie Mae Herron Center. All activities are free to the public! Friday, June 13th starting at 6pm we will have Family Tree by Cindy Robinette, Maurice Blair will be our guest speaker then the Metro Singers from St. Louis Missouri. Saturday, June 14th, The Boy Scout Troop 45 will kick off the Opening Ceremony at 8:30am. We will have Heritage Dancers, the Juneteenth Pageants, a BBQ Lunch, Dog Show, Music by Marr Street Jam, Games, Cake Walks, and much...