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.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Holiday Hours

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site will be OPEN regular hours, 9am to 4:30pm, on the Fourth of July

2018 Civil Rights Educator's Institute

2018 Civil Rights Educator's Institute

The 2018 CREI is full. Email and ask to be added to our educator's email list for notice of future opportunities.

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: June 6, 2018

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National Park Service
2120 W. Daisy Gatson Bates Drive

Little Rock, AR 72202



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