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.

Visitor Center Closed 11/22/18, 12/25/18 and 1/1/19 Federal Holidays

Hours, Holidays and Events

La Danza de los Viejitos, Dance of the Elders, performed during the 2018 Multicultural Exhibition at Central High NHS on October 27th.

Gather Together with  NPS

Commemorate and Explore Together

Groups of 10 or more are asked to make free reservations to visit Central High NHS to ensure all visitors the best experience.

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.

Last updated: November 20, 2018

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National Park Service
2120 W. Daisy Gatson Bates Drive

Little Rock, AR 72202



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