Little Rock is at the top of some really cool lists. In 2017, Expedia.com listed it as one of 14 cities that give people the worst case of FOMO, and Southern Living called it out as one of 15 southern cities all food lovers should visit.
Now, a local treasure gets to be added to the city’s long list of accolades. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site has just been named one of USA Today’s 10Best and 6th on its Readers’ Choice award list for Top Ten Best Arkansas Attractions.
Little Rock’s roots run deep at Little Rock Central High School. It was the epicenter of the 1957 desegregation crisis, when nine courageous African American students bravely broke through civil rights barriers. The City of Little Rock, the Little Rock Nine, President Bill Clinton, and others recently commemorated the 60th anniversary with multiple community events spanning four days.
With six other key central Arkansas sites, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Visitor Center joins the more than 100 pieces of American history in 14 states in the brand new U.S. Civil Rights Trail recognizing and remembering, "What Happened Here Changed the World."
Congratulations to Little Rock Central High School for making the 10Best. It is one of many shining stars in Arkansas’s capital city.