Today marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. He was 39 years old. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. James Earl Ray, a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary [...]
We would like to invite you to our Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration on January 21st. Agenda 10am – Walk begins at the Courthouse, will continue down Marr Street to the Community Center. 10:30am – Music by Marilyn’s Clogging and St. Paul’s School at the Community Center 12 noon – Chili lunch and a birthday [...]
The Eddie Mae Herron Center/Museum will be hosting their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration on January 16, 2012. There will be a march across Pocahontas starting at 10am at the Courthouse on Broadway. We will walk down Marr Street to the Community Center on Geneva Street. The public is invited to march with [...]
Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day took place January 17, 2011. The day started off with a march from the County Court House at 10 A.M. and proceeded up Marr Street to Geneva Drive and then to the Community Center. At the Community Center speakers and School Children presented programs pertaining to the life [...]
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 [...]
Numerous Randolph County residents and Pocahontas school children took part Monday morning in a peaceful march to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Some of the marchers held signs, and many sang spiritual songs as they walked from the old Wal*Mart on Hwy. 62, to the Eddie Mae Herron Center. At the [...]
The Herron Center chartered a bus last spring to carry about 35 local people to Memphis to visit the National Civil Rights Museum. The group, ranging in age from school children to over age 90, toured the museum built around the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968.