Little Rock Central High School National Civil Rights Historic Site Photos

Central High School was the site where in 1957, President Eisenhower sent in federal troops to enforce the rights of nine black students to attend an integrated school. Today the building is still a high school, but across the street the National Park Service has restored a heritage gas station & other facilities serve as an interpretation center to explain the Civil Rights history which transpired. A garden serves as a memorial.

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Little Rock Central High School. Little Rock, AR.Ambition, Personality, Opportunity, & Preparation statues on facade of Central High School. Little Rock, AR.Heritage Mobil gas station now used a National Parks interpretation center for Central High School National Historic Site where U.S. sent in army to force end to segregation. Little Rock, AR.National Park Service display outlining events of 1957-8 when President Eisenhower used federal troops to desegregate Central High School. Little Rock, AR.
Little Rock Central High School (1927). Little Rock, AR.Ambition, Personality, Opportunity, & Preparation statues on facade of Central High School. Little Rock, AR.Heritage Mobil gas station now used a National Parks interpretation center for Central High School National Historic Site where U.S. sent in army to force end to segregation. Little Rock, AR.National Park Service display outlining events of 1957-8 when President Eisenhower used federal troops to desegregate Central High School. Little Rock, AR.
Central High Commemorative Garden by Michael R. Warrick & Aaron P. Hussey. Little Rock, AR.


Central High Commemorative Garden (2001) by Michael R. Warrick & Aaron P. Hussey. Little Rock, AR.



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