Arkansas Civil Rights History

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

Visit more than 35 sites which help tell the story of racial and ethnic struggles for equality and the quest for civil rights in Arkansas. Discover the vibrant and diverse communities in Little Rock from the early 1800s to the present. View historic images of buildings and neighborhoods and the people who lived, worked, and entertained there.

App disponible en español.

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:
Click link below
Choose desired folder
Select the desired .mp3 files and click download

Arkansas Civil Rights History Tour Audio Files

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