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Arkansas Civil Rights History

Did you know that Arkansas is known nationwide for it’s importance in the history of civil rights?  You can now visit Little Rock and enjoy an

Arkansas Civil Rights History Tour


  • Central High School Desegregation Crisis 1957
  • Mosaic Templars of America – International Fraternal Organization
  • Vibrant Historic African American Business, Entertainment and Residential Neighborhoods
  • Historic Black Colleges, Public Schools and Churches
  • Native Americans, Jews, Japanese Americans, Latinos

Discover the vibrant and diverse communities in Little Rock and their quest for civil rights, from the early 1800s to the present. Visit 35 sites which help tell the story of African American life and the interaction with whites and other ethnic groups. View historic images of buildings and the people who lived, worked and entertained in these neighborhoods.

The tour takes you from Historic West Ninth Street through residential neighborhoods to Central High School and other schools, churches, cemeteries, parks, museums.

The tour begins at Broadway and West Ninth Street, but you may start at any location on the tour. Look for the numbered decals on the sidewalk that correspond with the sites on the app.

Download the free audio files to your computer to use in your MP3 player or burn to CD.
Direction for downloading:
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Select the desired .mp3 files and click downloadArkansas Civil Rights History Tour Audio Files

The project is funded in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council and Department of Arkansas Heritage.