Clarion Hotel Medical Center-Midtown
925 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204-1601
Phone: (501) 664-5020
Fax: (501) 748-4758
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
Mo to Su from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Located in Little Rock, the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site is run in partnership with Little Rock public schools and the National Park Service. This regular high school came into the public eye when it was the site of desegregation in public schools during the Civil Rights Movement in 1957. The event gained national attention for its controversy, with many white Americans still being staunchly anti-integration at the time. After several attempts to enter and attend the school that were thwarted by violence, nine African-American students were finally escorted into the school by the U.S Army's 101st Airborne Division. This event truly helped change the country and provide a huge step towards equal civil rights in the American South, and all over the country. The site has a visitor center that displays a film and various exhibits centered around the Civil Rights Movement. Apart from this, there is a garden which has nine trees planted in honor of the Little Rock 9, who were at the center of the Little Rock Integration Crisis.