This virtual exhibit provides readers a broad range of various figures and characteristics about the desegregation crisis through commentary by a variety of scholars. Readers can explore the Little Rock Nine, Daisy Bates, Elizabeth Huckaby, the Arkansas Gazette, and the role of television in the crisis.
The website features a media gallery with photos, cartoons, documents, and audiovisual materials. This content covers the Little Rock Nine’s initial attempts to enter the school, the 101st Airborne at the school, video clips of television news coverage. Editorial cartoons are included in the gallery from the Bill Graham Collection (UALR.MS.0022) and the Jon Kennedy Collection (UALR.MS.0023), housed at the Center for Arkansas History and Culture. Other elements include oral histories of the Little Rock Nine and other people involved, and two timelines of a wide overview of Central High School’s legacy and an in-depth history of the crisis.
The virtual exhibit includes education materials with lesson plans covering topics such as the Little Rock Nine, Daisy Bates, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Lost Year.