In 1954, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision that declared separate education facilities [were] inherently unequal and violated the 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection of the lawsfor all citizens. It was a reversal of the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision, which established the doctrine of separate but equal.
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