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.

2018 Civil Rights Educator's Institute

2018 Civil Rights Educator's Institute

Applications for our 2018 CREI are now open! We will begin reviewing applications January 15 and will continue until all slots are full.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours

The only way into Central High School is with a Ranger. Find out how to schedule one today.

Visit our Bookstore's Website to shop our museusm inventory online.

Visit our Bookstore's Website!

If we were sold out of an item in store, try our bookstore's website brought to you by Jefferson National Parks Association.

Plan a Field Trip

Plan a Field Trip

This park is your classroom from Elementary to College; we're firm believers in life long learning.

CHS Nominated as a Top Destination in AR

CHS Nominated as a Top Destination in AR

Central High School National Historic Site has been nominated for USA Today's top visitor destination in AR. Vote for us through the 15th!

Last updated: January 11, 2018

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Mailing Address:

National Park Service
2120 W. Daisy Gatson Bates Drive

Little Rock, AR 72202

Phone:

501.374.1957

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