Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Little Rock
About Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Little Rock
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Little Rock - Address, Phone Number
Address: 1500 S Park St, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
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The Little Rock High School does not boast of any famous alumni, but of a very famous incident that occurred in the Civil Rights Movement. This was the first school to overcome racial barriers and admit black students, thus providing them with education and social status equal to every other student. This incident was not openly accepted by everyone and the then President Dwight Eisenhower had to send troops to protect the black students when they attended school. Today, the school is a National Historic Site owing to this incident. The visitor center is located diagonally across the street from the school. The center informs visitors about the event that brought the school into national limelight through a documentary film and other multimedia exhibits.
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Information
- Tours are available on prior reservation.
How To reach Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site by Public Transport
- Bus stop : W 12th & Park
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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.
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.
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.
Amazing to walk the halls of this historical location. Moving and still relevant. Park Ranger guide was impeccable.
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