The Nine Who Dared: Courage in Little Rock

Websites for Students

The Melba Patillo Story

  • Integrating Central High School through the perspective of one of the students

Visual Evidence

  • One of the “Little Rock Nine” braves a jeering crowd & questions


  • A timeline of school integration in the U.S.

Current Students Connect

  • Students are asked if they have experienced racism or other kinds of discrimination in school

Still Fighting

  • At 15, she desegregated an all-white school, and at 73, she’s fighting to do it again

Touring a Time: Central High School

  • Supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council, this site features a timeline, a virtual tour, and primary source documents.