Alex Crawford interviews former Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, Jr. about his grandfather. Captain James “Jim” Guy Tucker, Sr. served in 353rd Infantry in frontline combat during Meuse-Argonne Offensive, suffering injury from German shelling and gas attack on November 1, 1918
Creator: Jim Guy Tucker, Jr.
Interviewer: Alex Crawford, 12th grade, Little Rock Central High School
This audio walking tour follows the footsteps and narrates eyewitness accounts of the Little Rock Nine’s ill-fated first attempt to attend classes during the historic desegregation crisis. Researched, scripted, and recorded by students in the Central High Memory Project.
The Little Rock Central High’s Civil Rights Memory Project was inspired by the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress. The student-designed website includes lesson plans, student interviews, essays, and digital projects, as well as a history of the ongoing Memory Project.
Creator: Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.). Civil Rights Memory Project
This 1918 statement memo from James Lucky, cook, 11th Company, 3rd receiving Battalion, 162d Depot Brigade, U.S. Army, describes an attack of a white soldier on an black military police officer who was in transit through Alexandria, Louisiana with a prisoner. The statement was written at Camp Pike, AR.
Creator: James Lucky, cook, 11th Company, 3rd receiving Battalion, 162d Depot Brigade, U.S. Army
Student narrator: Zhion Hammonds, 11th grade, eStem Public Charter School, Little Rock, AR
Rachel Gibson attended a talk by Ruby Bridges at Harding University on February 2, 2017 where she met Elizabeth Eckford in the audience. Students at Harding and at area public schools who also attended the evening program were invited to share their responses to the stories they heard that evening as part of the Civil Rights Memory Project at Little Rock Central High, sponsored by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library.
This lesson explores the process of Arkansas Territory becoming a state, through the use of primary and secondary sources. Students will read newspaper articles and pamphlet excerpts to understand the political issues surrounding Arkansas becoming a state in 1836. A list of various activities related to original primary and secondary resources allows teachers the flexibility to choose parts of this lesson plan to use and adapt as needed.
Objectives: To learn about and feel emotions of the events surrounding the integration of Little Rock Central High Schoo; To relate the events of the Little Rock Central High School crisis to the overall Civil Rights movement, to current events, and to themselves; To place locations and events in context through mapping skills; To better understand race relations of the past and present, and be encouraged to think about race relations in the future.
Objectives: To understand one example of educational opportunity available to African-American students prior to the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision in 1954; To illustrate and understand one strategy that African-Americans used to combat racial segregation; To analyze the feelings of students who attended Dunbar.
Objectives: To learn about and feel the emotions of events surrounding the integration of Little Rock Central High School; To identify the Little Rock Nine, their contributions to the Civil Rights Movement, and understand their courage in the face of adversity.