Tag Archives: Black History Month

Black History Month 2014

The Eddie Mae Herron Center will be celebrating Black History Month with daily activities. School group tours may begin prior to 10am. If you would like to schedule a school group, call 870-892-4433.

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Dr. Lillie Mae Fears to Speak at EMHC

Dr. Lillie Mae Fears will be speaking on February 24th at the Eddie Mae Herron Center as part of our Black History Month celebrations. Dr. Lillie Mae Fears is a professor of journalism and the assistant for diversity initiatives at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. A native of Phillips County, Arkansas, Fears holds degrees from Phillips […]

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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 […]

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Events for Black History Month

Schedule of Events for Black History Month:   All  events begin at 10:00 a.m. with the exception of the Hog Killing which begin at 8;00 a.m. February 6th  Mrs. Kay McFall and Lisa Perry will be presenting stories through songs. February 10th Mrs. Anna Cook will demonstrate Kitchen Tools of the Past February 13th The Center will  celebrate […]

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Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Black History Month 2012

The Eddie Mae Herron Center is chartering a bus  to Little Rock on Saturday, February  the 4th to kick off their annual Black History Month celebration. They will be visiting the Central High School Museum and the  Mosanic Templers Cultural Center/Museum. The bus ticket will be $25 per person.  They need at least 55 people to […]

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Church Services

2010 Black History Month

Photo gallery from 2010’s Black History Month activities

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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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2007 Black History Month Events

Events were Co-Sponsored by Eddie Mae Herron Center and Black River Technical College February 2 The movies “Hoxie” The First Stand” and “Education in Craighead County from 1900-1967 – A Way Out For African-Americans” will be shown at the Herron Center. February 5 & 7 Quilt Show at the Herron Center. Quilts will be displayed and […]

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World-famous photographer Roland Freeman

World-Renowned Photographer Visits Herron Center

World-famous photographer Roland Freeman of Washington, D.C. visited the Herron Center during the 2006 Black History Month. Mr. Freeman, who spent a couple of days in Pocahontas, devoted several hours to his visit to the Eddie Mae Herron Center, speaking about his life and his work, with particular focus on his coverage of the civil […]

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