Words That Matter–Voices of Civil Rights: The 1st Day at Central High (September 4th, 1957)

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.

See the project page.

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Creator: Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.). Civil Rights Memory Project

Time Period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

Location: Pulaski County

 

The Little Rock Central High Memory Project website

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

Time Period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

Location: Pulaski County

Walking Tour Sampler: French version

From “Words That Matter–Voices of Civil Rights: The 1st Day at Central High (September 4th, 1957).”

This document is a French-language version of Audio Stop 2 of the walking tour script.

Translators: Anna Mitchell and Laetitia Bobet, high school students, Portland, Maine, USA.

Time Period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

Location: Pulaski County

Read the Walking Tour Sampler: French version here.