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.


Litefoot Comes to Little Rock!

Come to the Visitor Center to see Gary "Litefoot" Davis perform; the first Native American Rapper!

Jessica Care Moore and Detroit Read perform for National Park Founder's Day Celebration.

National Park Founder's Day Celebration!

Join us for National Park Founder's Day with performances by Jessica Care Moore and Detroit Read Thursday, August 25th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM!

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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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