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.

59th Anniversary Commemoration

2016 Reel Civil Rights Film Festival

Join us as we commemorate the 59th Anniversary of the Desegregation of Little Rock Central High School.

Gloria Browne-Marshall

"Voting Rights and Voter Suppression"

In partnership with the UoA Bowen School of Law and Institute on Race and Ethnicity, Gloria Browne-Marshall will discuss voter rights.

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!

Volunteer for Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site in the Community Garden.

Volunteer in the Community Garden!

Put your green thumb to the test while helping the community! Produce from this Garden is donated to Helping Hands of Greater Little Rock.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

National Park Service
2120 W. Daisy Gatson Bates Drive

Little Rock, AR 72202


501.374.1957 is the main phone line for the front desk of the National Park Visitor Center at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. Please call this number if you have questions about scheduling a tour, special events or general questions about the history of the site or Historic Site visitation. If you are needing transcripts or have questions about enrollment or other matters pertaining to Little Rock School District attendance, please call 501.447.1400.

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