Little Rock Central High School

Little Rock Central High School

Desegregation becomes a reality

Desegregation becomes a reality

PROBABLY the most significant act of school desegregation took place in Little Rock in 1957, three years after the Supreme Court's landmark decision on Brown vs. the Board of Education when nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock's Central High School. After initially being banned from attending the all white school, black students were finally escorted to class by federal troops. The event has been memorialized on the state capital grounds as the "Little Rock Nine." And now, more than half a century later, it's sad that so many people still can not accept racial equality and treat others with the respect they want for themselves. 😕

Little Rock fragment

Little Rock fragment

In case you're wondering, you won't find the original rock outcropping that gave Little Rock its name. The rocky outcrop was located in the "wrong spot" and was excavated when the city built the Junction Bridge across the Arkansas river. However a piece of the original rock has been preserved on the river bank walkway. The Little Rock outcrop was a unique formation and a natural marker along the river convenient for boat navigation.   

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AuthorRich Monroe