First Juneteenth Celebration

First Juneteenth Celebration

Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society. Read More… Photographs from the 1st Annual Juneteenth Celebration President Abraham Lincoln (aka Rev. Glen Pettus former pastor of Pocahontas United Methodist...
2010 Black History Month

2010 Black History Month

Photo gallery from 2010’s Black History Month activities Applique and String Quilt Applique and String Quilt Black History Month Display Guest Speaker at the closing ceremonies Learning to butcher a hog Students from Pocahontas Schools learn to make bird feeders Students from Pocahontas Schools learn to make bird feeders Students from Pocahontas Schools learn to make bird feeders Scouts learn to make sausage at the hog butchering Scouts learn to make sausage at the hog butchering Church Services Church Services Students from Pocahontas School enjoy the story...