Great things happen in small places… Government Authority and Civil Rights Activism in Arkansas
Objectives: To comprehend the desegregation crisis at Little Rock Central High School in 1957; To identify the Arkansas State Legislature, its role in the crisis at Little Rock Central High School, and the attributes of effective leadership; To comprehend the way legal appeals through the federal court systems, combined with grassroots organizations (church communities, neighborhoods) and individual activism, caused change at Little Rock Central High School; To feel the depth of emotion held by all sides of the struggle and encourage respect for personal opinion.
Creator: Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
Grades: 9-12 High School
Geographic: Ouachita Mountains
Location: Pulaski County
Time period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967