Black History Month

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Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history.

Schedule of Events

Click event for details. Tours available daily from 10am to 3pm or by appointment.
  • February 1 - Movie Night

    Movie night at the Eddie Mae Herron Center. Movie starts at 6pm.

  • February 3 - Sydney Hopson - The ABC Girl

    Nine-year-old Sydney Hopson, commonly referred to as the ABC (All aBout Christ) Girl, continues to travel the Southern region of the United States of America singing, playing piano, and reciting memorized Biblical passages and patriotic speeches.

  • February 8 - Movie Night

    Movie night at the Eddie Mae Herron Center. Movie starts at 6pm.

  • February 10 - Hog Butchering & Dinner

  • February 16 - A Family History Workshop

    The Eddie Mae Herron Center & Museum in celebration of Black History Month 2018 Presents “Finding Our Roots: The Inter-Related Families of Randolph & Lawrence Counties” A Family History Workshop.

  • February 17th - Winter Blues

    Celebrate Black History Month with Marr Street Productions and The Eddie Mae Herron Center for an evening of history, music, and The Blues.

  • February 22 - Presentation by Dennis Biddle

    Former professional Negro League player Dennis Biddle will share his story Learn about this former Chicago American Giants baseball player who entered the league at age seventeen.
  • February 24 - A Family History Workshop

    The Eddie Mae Herron Center & Museum in celebration of Black History Month 2018 Presents “Finding Our Roots: The Inter-Related Families of Randolph & Lawrence Counties” A Family History Workshop.

Black History Month

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Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

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