Spotlighting the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
Target Audience: K-12 educators
In September 1957, Little Rock Central High School became a symbol for change and a catalyst for transformation during the civil rights movement in the face of massive southern defiance following Brown v. Board of Education. Learn how the courage and determination displayed by nine African American teenagers more than a half century ago provided opportunities and opened doors to those seeking equality—and education—around the world.
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site interprets the heroic story of the Little Rock Nine, the struggle to maintain segregation, and the surging tide of the civil rights movement. The visitor center features a detailed exhibit with interviews, news footage, audio/video recordings of those directly involved, and a new interpretive film, Step Up and Change the Future. The adjacent commemorative garden documents a photographic history, inlaid on brick and concrete arches standing as a reminder of the bravery of these students and a legacy of this school. Programs throughout the year allow visitors to connect with agents of change in civil and human rights issues.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
1 hour of professional development credit
FREE selection of book highlighted in session
This workshop available to educators under contract for the 2020-2021 school year.