"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 front façade of Little Rock Central High School.

Plan Your Visit

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

Schedule a guided interpretive tour

Reserve a streetscape tour

Reservations are required for these programs - on 6/14/21, weekday guided tours will resume limited access inside Central High School.

A ranger presents a virtual program on a laptop in the site's library.

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.

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.

Photo of several members of the Little Rock Nine leading a group around the reflecting pool.

Articles about the NHS

Read and learn more about Little Rock Central High School NHS, our programs and our stories.

Last updated: June 11, 2021

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Mailing Address:

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

Little Rock, AR 72202-5212



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