What to know
The site of a major test in 1957 of the Civil Rights act where nine (the Little Rock Nine) African-American students integrated the all-white school. The only functioning high school to be located within the boundaries of a national historic site. The museum across the street depicts the struggle through exhibits and photos. A visitor center, which opened in 2007 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the desegregation crisis, is across the street from the school and tells the story of the crisis through interpretive panels, artifacts, news clippings, photographs and original audio, and video recordings.