The 1957 Desegregation Crisis at Central High School

Little Rock Central High School is recognized for the role it played in the desegregation of public schools in the United States.  The nine African-American students' persistence in attending the formerly all-white Central High School was the most prominent national example of the implementation of the May 17, 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education.


Find Your Park

Find Your Park Poetry Workshop Videos

Watch the videos and hear original spoken word pieces written and performed by LRCHS Students from the first Find Your Park Poetry Workshop.

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Laughter & Lyrics

Laughter & Lyrics

Join us for an evening of thought provoking spoken word, social commentary, live music, and Conscious Comedy with special guest Phyllis Stickney

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Ranger Brian about to lead a tour into Central High School

Guided Tours

The only way to tour the inside of Central High School is on a Ranger Guided Tour. Find out how to reserve your spot in advance.

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Educator's Institute participants standing with a ranger in front of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

Civil Rights Educator Institute

Apply now for the 2015 Civil Rights Educator Institute July 19 - 24.

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Park Ranger Toni speaks to a visiting school group

Plan A Field Trip

Find out how to plan your class's visit to Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

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Little Rock - The Civil Rights Battleground

Eisenhower and the Little Rock Crisis

How can a bold decision change the course of American Civil Rights history? See how courtesy of the Eisenhower Memorial's Pivotal Moments segment.

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Oliver Stone in an audience question and answer session

Oliver Stone visits for 57th Commemoration

The park welcomed several special guest speakers for its 57th Commemoration and Civil Rights film festival. See the photos of Oliver Stone's visit.

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