Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr

Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr

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 was charged with the crime. Ray entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in the Tennessee state penitentiary. King had traveled to Memphis in support of striking African American sanitation workers who were protesting unequal wages and working...

Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration

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 cake at the Eddie Mae Herron...
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

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 us by just showing up at the Courthouse prior to 10am. Gerald Fears will be the guest speaker at the Eddie Mae Herron Center at 11am following the march. We will have lunch and a birthday cake at 12:30 following the guest speaker. Black History Month will be celebrated in February. A list of events will be posted as soon as they are finalized....
2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Day

2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Day

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 of Dr. King. After the activities at the Community Center all participants returned to the Eddie Mae Herron Center and Museum on Archer Street for a light lunch and...
2008 Martin Luther King Day 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 Eddie Mae Herron Center for a lunch of hot...