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E. Boone Watson Community Center

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Features

  1. Community Room
  2. Kitchen
  3. Museum

Visits are by appointment only by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 870-933-4604.
Parks and Recreation Fee Information

The Craighead County-Jonesboro African American Cultural Center

The purpose of AACC, also known as the E. Boone Watson Community Center, is to share the spirit and history of Craighead County's African American community, including their struggles and successes, as well as their dreams for their children and grandchildren as they attempted to cope with an ever-changing society and the stresses that society imposed. 

About E. Boone Watson

Edomae Boone Watson (1907-1986) was a civic and education leader in Craighead County. Watson had served in state and national organizations to provide educational opportunities for low-income children. To this day, Watson is honored for her outstanding leadership, direction, and contribution in the provision of human services. Watson's legacy would be remembered by the AACC, which had been the original foundation for the Industrial High School, one of the schools Watson had originally taught at.