"Central High School National Historic Site" Little Rock Things to Do Tip by Toughluck

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On the morning of September 23, 1957, nine African-American teenagers held the line against an angry mob protesting integration in front of Little Rock's Central High School. As the students met their new classmates for the first time inside the school, outside violence escalated and the Little Rock police removed the Nine from the school for their safety. The next day, President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the U.S. Army?s 101st Airborne Division into Little Rock to escort the nine students into the school. One of the nine later remembered, ?After three full days inside Central, I knew that integration is a much bigger word than I thought.?

Address: 2125 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive
Phone: 501-374-1957
Website: http://www.nps.gov/chsc

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 1, 2007
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