(7/24/17) City of Little Rock announces events to commemorate 60th anniversary of Central High School integration

MEDIA ADVISORY for July 24, 2017

Contact: L. Lamor Williams | (o) 501 371 4421 | (c) 501 804 4822

WHO:
City Manager Bruce Moore, LRSD Superintendent Michael Poore, Central High School Principal Nancy Rousseau, Park Ranger Jodi Morris of the U.S. Parks Service, Central High School students

WHERE:
Central High School (front lawn)
1500 S. Park Street

WHEN:
Wednesday, July 26 at 10 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK – The City of Little Rock, Little Rock School District, U.S. Parks Service and others will announce on Wednesday plans for commemorating the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock’s Central High School.

Also during the press conference, officials will unveil the brand identity of the historic event as well as a new website dedicated to the 60th anniversary commemoration.

Little Rock Central High School is recognized for the role it played in the desegregation of public schools in the United States, having served as the 1957 crisis epicenter. Nine African-American students’ persistence in attending the formerly all-white Central High School was the most prominent national example of the implementation of the May 17, 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. Little Rock Central High School is the nation’s only national historic site with a functioning school.