"Mob rule cannot be allowed to override the decisions of our courts."

In 1957, Little Rock Central High School was the epicenter of confrontation and a catalyst for change as the fundamental test for the United States to enforce African American civil rights following Brown v. Board of Education. Learn how the sacrifice and struggle endured by the Little Rock Nine have provided opportunities and opened doors for those seeking equality and education around the world.

A view of the the site's Commemorative Garden with stone benches, trees and concrete arches.
Plan Your Visit

Planning a visit? Start here for information, hours of operation, directions, activities and more...

Schedule a guided interpretive program
Programs at Central High School NHS

Programs here at the NHS are offered at 1:00 p.m. CST/CDT; some dates may be unavailable. Visit this page to learn how to reserve.

The main entrance is flanked by arched windows, lantern fixtures, & statues above 3 sets of doors.
2024 Civil Rights Educator Institute

Apply for this professional development open free to educators - a hybrid in-person/online course held June 24-18, 2024.

Educational Content for Educators and Organizations
School Visits & Offsite Programs

Learn more about other educational opportunities: fieldtrips to the NHS, a ranger visit to a school or a program at your organization.

Soldiers stand behind barricades in front of Central High School during the 1957 integration crisis.
History + Culture

Discover the people and places within the story of Little Rock Central High School and the struggle for integration.

A ranger presents a virtual program on a laptop in the site's library.
Virtual Programs & Distance Learning

Schedule a park ranger for a live virtual program and learn about the Little Rock Nine and the desegregation of Central High School.

Last updated: April 16, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Little Rock Central High School NHS
2120 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive

Little Rock, AR 72202-5212



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