In conjunction with the 60th anniversary of Little Rock Central’s 1957 desegregation, The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service are partnering to encourage others to share their memories and recollections.
Entries about the 1958-59 “lost” year, the Women’s Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools as well as other people, places, and events in the civil rights era in Little Rock, Ark., are encouraged. Those with Arkansas connections are also encouraged to participate.
Recently, Clinton School Dean Skip Rutherford shared the story of the silent protests took place at a white members-only Little Rock location during the mid-to-late 1950s relating to Governor Orval Faubus, his Little Rock friends, and supporters.
Can you think of unsung heroes and heroines of the Central High Crisis? If so, help the Butler Center and Clinton School by posting your narrative at the Encyclopedia of Arkansas or on the Encyclopedia of Arkansas Facebook page.