Looking Back

In the years 1965 and 1966 there was a major change in the Pocahontas Public School District.  Beginning in March of 1965, the “Plan of Desegregation of Pocahontas School District #19” was approved.  When this was announced the school then held a meeting with the parents, both black and white, and they decided that they…

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…

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…