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.

Central High School 60th Anniversary

Central High School 60th Anniversary

Click here to find out what the historic site is doing for the 60th Anniversary of the Desegregation of Little Rock Central High School.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours

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

Every Kid in a Park Example Pass

Every Kid in a Park Pass

Good news, Fourth Graders! The National Park Service is offering Fourth Graders and their family free access to your Public Lands!

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.

Last updated: September 10, 2017

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Little Rock, AR 72202



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