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.

Keynote Speaker Bob Zellner, Civil Rights Activist; Soloist, Lady Georgia

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join the National Park Service in remembering the Life & Legacy of Dr. King

2018 Civil Rights Educator's Institute

2018 Civil Rights Educator's Institute

Applications for our 2018 CREI are now open! We will begin reviewing applications January 15 and will continue until all slots are full.

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: March 30, 2018

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2120 W. Daisy Gatson Bates Drive

Little Rock, AR 72202



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