African American Preservation Alliance

African American Preservation Alliance

The African American Preservation Alliance, Inc., a national organization dedicated to identifying and preserving historic African American sites and culture, will be meeting at the Eddie Mae Herron Center on Thursday, August 30 from 10 to 2 to discuss local African American sites for identification and preservation. Their emphasis this year is on cemeteries, especially those where slaves were buried. Anyone who’s interested is invited to attend. Goals of the African American Preservation Alliance are: To raise public awareness of the value of African American cultural heritage and historic places throughout the United States and Greater Caribbean. To provide leadership, education and advocacy to revitalize historic African American communities. To encourage the organization of statewide networks and individual membership to increase minority participation in...
Multi-Generational Workshop at Herron Center

Multi-Generational Workshop at Herron Center

The Eddie Mae Herron Center was the site for a multi-generational workshop on the importance of preserv­ing our heritage through oral histories on Thursday, July 26, 2007. The guest speaker was Jajuan Johnson, oral history coordina­tor from the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock. Johnson, an oral historian and journalist for the past six years, began his work in the field of public history with the Delta Studies Center at ASU. He trav­eled throughout the Arkansas Delta, his homeland, conducting oral history interviews. He also produced a short film on the Judd Hill Plantation in Trumann. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Heritage Studies at ASU. The EMHC workshop includ­ed a PowerPoint presentation and several oral history inter­view skits performed by the...
Pocahontas Heritage Festival

Pocahontas Heritage Festival

The Herron Center had a concession stand at Pocahontas’ Riverfront Park Saturday June 30 as part of the National Canoe Races being held on the Black and Current Rivers. Barbeque sandwiches, hamburgers, Polish sausage with sautéed onions and green peppers. Yum! We had an open house and quilting demonstration September 29, 2007 as part of the Pocahontas Heritage...