Dr. Lillie Mae Fears to Speak at EMHC

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 County Community College, Arkansas State University, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. She serves on several boards and councils in the state including the Head Start Policy Council, the Arkansas Humanities Council Board, the Delta Cultural Center Policy Advisory Board, the ASU Museum Advisory Council, and she is a member of the Greater Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce. A community and public school volunteer, she enjoys working with children and spending time with...
The History of Black History Month

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 Kingdom also celebrate Black History Month. Carter G. Woodson found that while in school his history books were void of the history of the black American population and when they were present they were portrayed in inferior positions. Woodson decided he would write African Americans into U.S. history. He established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915. In 1926, Negro History Week was bought about to the attention of the nation to show the  contributions of black people throughout American history. The second week of February was chosen because it marks the birthdays of, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, both were influential in African-American history. For more information on black history month, you can visit the following sites: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history-month http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_History_Month http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/ http://www.biography.com/tv/classroom/about-black-history-month http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/heritage_month/bhm/index.html http://www.nps.gov/history/aahistory/ http://edsitement.neh.gov/black-history-month#node-19469 Like us on Facebook for daily African American History Facts & Quotes by Historic African Americans during the month of...
Events for Black History Month

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 Abraham Lincoln Day with presentations by Ms. Phyllis and Ms. Diane of the Randolph County Library February 18th Will be the Annual Old Fashion Community Hog Butchering and meat processing followed by a pot luck lunch. The event will start around 8 O’Clock A.M. with lunch being served around 12 noon February 18th  6:30 P.M.  Marylain’s Clogging Company  will preform in Concert February 22nd  The Mosaic Templars Center of Little Rock AR will present a workshop February 24th The annual Community Dinner and Special Guest Speaker Feburary 27th  The Powhattan Historical State Park Group will present a Soap making demonstration February 29th  The Center will sponsor a Black History Quiz Bowl with BRTC/PLC beginning at 10:00 a.m. You may call the Herron Center/Museum  at the phone numbers listed above for more information. The Herron Center/Museum will be open every day during Feburary drop by anytime and visit. Hours of operation will be from 10:00 a.m.  to 3:00 p.m. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for daily facts about African American...
Black History Month 2012

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 fill the bus. Anyone wishing to go should contact Pat Johnston at 501 912 2298 or the Herron Center at 870 892 4433  for more information and tickets.  Seats are limited so call early to reserve your seat....