Tag Archives: 2008

State Seminar and Tour of Historic Little Rock Central High School Attended by Local Heritage Volunteers

Two residents from Randolph County attended the “Profiles in Arkansas Black History” seminar at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock Saturday, June 14. Pat Johnson, Chairperson for the Eddie Mae Herron Center Board of Directors, and Cindy Robinett, Administrator of the Randolph County Heritage Museum were joined by others from across the state for […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. March

2008 Martin Luther King Day March

Marchers sang spirituals as they marched the nine blocks from the Randolph County Courthouse, north on Marr Street to the Pocahontas Community Center, where they heard speeches on the significance of Dr. King and the Martin Luther King federal holiday. Following the gathering at the Community Center the crowd moved to the warmth of the […]

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Pat Johnson speaks to KAIT

KAIT TV Interview

Region 8 Museum Celebrates Black History Month View Video: Pocahontas Museum Dedicated to Black History POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) — Black History Month was established in 1976 as an expansion of Negro History Week, which was first started fifty years earlier in 1926. Originally a date marked to honor the birth date of Frederick Douglass, the […]

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