"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.

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Plan Your Visit

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Schedule a guided interpretive tour

Reserve a streetscape tour

Reservations are required for these programs; these guided tours will not have access inside Central High School as a result of COVID-19.

link to a walking tour that narrates the story of desegregation at Central High School NHS

Words That Matter

A mobile app with an audio walking tour that follows the initial moments of the September '57 desegregation crisis at Central High.

Learn about the people and places in the story of Central High's desegregation.

History and Culture

Moments, Meanings, and Memory from the events at Central High School.

Learn more about an ongoing work inspired by the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress

Central High Civil Rights Memory Project

The Memory Project immerses students in the oral history of civil rights and human rights through inter-generational learning.

Last updated: December 21, 2020

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

Little Rock, AR 72202-5212



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