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.

I Want the Wide American Earth pull-up banner

I Want the Wide American Earth

Learn more about Asian Pacific American history by visiting the Visitor Center and checking out the exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute!

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.

Little Rock Nine entering Central High School under 101st escort

Little Rock Nine Bibliographies

Click here to learn more about the Little Rock Nine. For more information, stop by our Visitor Center and browse through our exhibits!

Mobil | Magnolia Gas Station

Significance of the Mobil Gas Station

Interested in the Retro Gas Station located across the street from our Visitor Center? (Hint: It's about Mass Communication!)

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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