Segregation Showdown at Little Rock Fifty years ago, Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., became the flash point for the nation's debate over civil rights and segregation. The enrollment of nine black children at an all-white school erupted into a story of conflict, pain and ultimately, progress toward racial integration.
Special Series

Segregation Showdown at Little Rock

Little Rock Remembers Troops' Arrival

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14654126/14654114" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Central High Marks 50 Years of Desegregation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14649353/14649307" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Recalling Little Rock's Segregation Battle

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14080752/14080742" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript