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NPS Mission Statement

Preserve, protect, and interpret for the benefit, education, and inspiration of present and future generations, Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and to interpret its role in the integration of public school and the development of the Civil Rights movement in the United States.


Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

Superintendent's Vision Statement

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site strives to provide education and interpretation about the struggle to desegregate Central High School, and the role of these events as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement emphasizing the stories of citizens exercising their fundamental human rights in pursuance of justice and equality in a land of promise and democracy that remain as valid today as they were in 1957;and to preserve and protect the tangible and intangible (emotional and social) resources associated with those stories.


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