Dr. Lillie Mae Fears to Speak at EMHC

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 County Community College, Arkansas State University, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. She serves on several boards and councils in the state including the Head Start Policy Council, the Arkansas Humanities Council Board, the Delta Cultural Center Policy Advisory Board, the ASU Museum Advisory Council, and she is a member of the Greater Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce. A community and public school volunteer, she enjoys working with children and spending time with...
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

The Eddie Mae Herron Center/Museum will be hosting their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration on January 16, 2012. There will be a march across Pocahontas starting at 10am at the Courthouse on Broadway. We will walk down Marr Street to the Community Center on Geneva Street. The public is invited to march with us by just showing up at the Courthouse prior to 10am. Gerald Fears will be the guest speaker at the Eddie Mae Herron Center at 11am following the march. We will have lunch and a birthday cake at 12:30 following the guest speaker. Black History Month will be celebrated in February. A list of events will be posted as soon as they are finalized....
Holocaust Survivor Henry Greenbaum Visits Center

Holocaust Survivor Henry Greenbaum Visits Center

Holocaust survivor, Henry Greenbaum, visited the Eddie Mae Herron Center. 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 in the Randolph County Development Center November 15 and 16 without notes, telling his story, from the time the Nazis invaded his home in Poland in 1939 when he was 11, to the time of liberation by American forces in April of 1945. He is the seventh in a series of Holocaust survivors made possible through a partnership between Black River Technical College and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D. C. Special funding support was provided by Mike and Barbara Dunn, by the BRTC Foundation SEAS Program, and by Bank of Pocahontas, IBERIABANK, and First National Bank of Pocahontas, Walnut Ridge, Hoxie and Bono. Greenbaum experienced the hardships of life in a ghetto, work in hard labor camps, and eventual deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau. He lost his mother, three of his five sisters, and many other members of his family. When allied troops were approaching, Greenbaum was sent on a “death march,” with the Nazis sending surviving prisoners on a grueling march away from the approaching allies, and finally was transported by rail to unknown destinations. Liberation finally came when those guarding the now nearly decimated fifty or so survivors of his group fled in the face of the American troops. Henry would call those American soldiers “angels,” a name he gives today...
Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Celebration

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