Restricted Access to Central High School
All park visitors, including tour buses, must park in the Visitor Center parking lot at 2120 West Daisy Gatson Bates Drive. Street parking is reserved for Little Rock School District buses and parents. Visitors may enter the school only on guided tours.
The National Historic Site Visitor Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 25 and January 1. The Visitor Center may close at 2:30 PM on the day before each of these federal holidays. The Visitor Center number is 501.374.1957.
The following is a list of additional resources to teach the 1957 desegregation crisis in Little Rock, Arkansas:
Warrior's Dont Cry study guide by Facing History and Ourselves & Voices of Love and Freedom
Teaching with Historic Places, From Canterbury to Little Rock: The Struggle for Educational Equality for African Americans.
Teaching with Historic Places, New Kent School and the George W. Watkins School: From Freedom of Choice to Integration.
Perma-Bound (several resources for using Warriors Don't Cry)
Relevant YouTube Videos:
Other Civil Rights topics:
Did You Know?
Minnijean Brown, one of the nine African American students who desegregated Central High School in 1957, was expelled in February 1958 for retaliating against repeated harassment. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site