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Central High School

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Address: 14th Street, Little Rock, AR
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Description: Built in 1927, this school was the center of the fight for desegregation...
Built in 1927, this school was the center of the fight for desegregation during the 1950s.
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How well - kept it is, the benches inscribed and dedicated to the 9 African Americans who endured so much to get an education. See also my description included with the Central... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

How well - kept it is, the benches inscribed and dedicated to the 9 African Americans who endured so much to get an education. See also my description included with the Central H. S. Nat,l Historic Site.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Pretty campus, but not sure why you'd go or what there is to see. It's where there was desegregation. ok, but I already understood all that from reading, so I didn't get anything out of visiting and the tour.

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Westbrook, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I intended to just drop by the school and take a look at the exterior. Luckily, a friend researched the tours given by the National Historical Park Visitors Center. We took a hotel shuttle and showed up for the 9AM tour. I'm so glad we did! MUCH more in-depth and moving experience! It was supposed to last an hour, but... More 

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Warrington, PA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

While driving from our daughter's home in Texas, to ours in Pennsylvania we decided to visit Central High School in Little Rock. This building was just a sleepy Southern High School until innocent children of color decided to challenge the racial laws and enter school there. No longer serving as a school, the building has become a monument to the... More 

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Washington, DC
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257 attraction reviews
2,542 helpful votes 2,542 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I happened to be in Little Rock on a weekday and as I drove past the high school I was struck by the mixture of kids mingling outside during a break, oblivious to history. I was also impressed with how well preserved and imposing the building was, in a way seeming to stand as the monument it truly is. I... More 

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Burlington VT
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104 reviews 104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

First time in Little Rock, and this was one of three sites I would not miss. I was born after that historic time in 1957, but it has shaped my life, and improved our country. It is deserving of this national historic site. My only regret is I did not go into the school. I hope to do so next... More 

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Ohio
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100 reviews 100 reviews
53 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

One must take a tour with a ranger to get inside the school, but just looking at the outside and where the 1957 events occurred is a STIRRING EXPERIENCE

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57 reviews 57 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A superb, informative visitor center A massive historic school!! What an amazing experience to go back in time-1957-the Little Rock Nine. This is an unbelievable part of American History- events of the 1950s

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

What a great experience! First, there is a center across the street from the school, with so many displays and details of the 1957 desegregation and the Little Rock 9. All free. There also was a guided tour inside the school, which basically went over more of the details, answered any questions anyone had, and gave a little visit to... More 

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Little Rock
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The National Park Service does a fine job of interpreting the place and events of the 1950s in Little Rock. Excellent staff, videos and exhibits. You are standing where history happened.

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