Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock

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Learn about one of the most trying times in the nation's history at Little Rock Central High School, the scene of many tense moments in the battle to desegregate America's public education. In 1957, the first black students enrolled at the school, but were blocked on orders of the governor and later escorted to class under the protection of U.S. Army troops. Join a guided tour, led by a park ranger, and see the sites and settings of those pivotal moments as you wander the school and delve deeper into its history and context. Be sure to make a tour reservation ahead of time, as that's the only way to access the site and space is limited. Add Little Rock Central High School and other attractions to your Little Rock trip itinerary using our Little Rock online road trip planner .
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  • This is a working high school so it is not completely open, but it is a cool historical site with architecture.  more »
  • The iconic images of the young African American students walking amidst a jeering and hateful crowd of white people is seared in my memory. I'm a white 61 year old woman, who only now realizes how dee...  more »
  • Yes. It lives up to the hype. Best education, sports, and scholarships. Thank you God and the Little Rock Nine.  more »
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  • This is my Alma Mater. The best highschool experience I could have imagined. Top-notch. It's the best high school in Arkansas.
  • Aside from the historical significance of this place in the Civil Rights movement; the part of this historical site that caught my attention was this historic Mobil Service Station. The station was a gathering place for the media people where they could use the public pay phone to call their stories into their media outlets. However, as a former Marketing Representative of Mobil I was amazed at the attention to detail the renovators put into this magnificent station. It brought back many fond memories of this era in my life.
  • Great opportunity to learn about an historical event and tour the grounds and school. The facilities and grounds are very well kept and the park ranger guide's presentation was informative. The story could probably have been told in less repetitive way and more information could have been included (maybe it's the ranger's attempt to dramatize the story), but the ranger was more than happy to answer questions.
  • I graduated from this school 1958, I enjoyed all three years, so very much, I so remember, I came .out of the office one morning, and one of the nine was looking for the girls restroom, I showed her where it was located, she ask me if I would wait for her, and I did so, then walked her back to her class, she thank me with a hug, and she went into the her class, and I went onto my class. I went to school half day, then worked half day, my junior year I took DO. The only problem was on the outside.
  • Amazing to walk the halls of this historical location. Moving and still relevant. Park Ranger guide was impeccable.

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