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…


State Seminar and Tour of Historic Little Rock Central High School Attended by Local Heritage Volunteers

Two residents from Randolph County attended the “Profiles in Arkansas Black History” seminar at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock Saturday, June 14. Pat Johnson, Chairperson for the Eddie Mae Herron Center Board of Directors, and Cindy Robinett, Administrator of the Randolph County Heritage Museum were joined by others from across the state for…

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…