On Sept. 25, 1957, nine African-American students, later known as the Little Rock Nine, entered Little Rock Central High School, three years after the U.S. Supreme Court declared school racial segregation unconstitutional. For the 60th anniversary, city officials plan to commemorate the historic event with a ceremony, new sculpture installation and various other events. An anniversary logo was also announced and presented by current Central High students.
In upcoming editions of The Arkansas 100, we’ll take a deeper dive into this momentous event, the historic site and how various organizations from around Central Arkansas will recognize the anniversary.
— Maeghen Carter, Ghidotti Communications