Civil Rights

This September marks 60 years since nine brave young black students began the fight to uphold the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Ed. that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional—simply by attempting to set foot inside the all-white Little Rock Central High School. The events of that month and those that followed …
The widow and daughter of slain Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers are in Little Rock today and tomorrow as Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site  hosts the 56th commemoration of the desegregation of the school. In addition to Myrlie Evers-Williams and Reena Evers-Everette, additional special guests are George Haley, Annie Abrams, Rodney Slater, …
The Clinton Presidential Library in downtown Little Rock annually offers free admission in honor of President Bill Clinton’s birthday. This year the celebration is Saturday, Aug. 17. In addition to being able to tour the center’s exhibits at no cost, there are other special activities planned. The library’s Super Summer Saturday series for the same …