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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mule Train

Mule Train

School children from Maynard and Pocahontas sit and listen attentively as Debbie Young talks about the “Mule Train” at the Eddie Mae Herron Center in Pocahontas last week as part of the Center’s celebration of Black History Month.

2006 Black History Month

Events were Co-Sponsored by Eddie Mae Herron Center and Black River Technical College February 2 & 3 Soap Making Demonstration presented by Jerry Hall February 6, 8 & 10 The Story of Rosa Parks presented by Debbie Beck. February 13, 15 & 17 Quilt making & Herron Center Tours February 20 & 22 Community Potluck Documentary…