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Evenings with History, “As We See It: Integration at Central High School in the 1970s”

November 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Join Dr. Barclay Key at the Historic Arkansas Museum for a film and discussion about integration at Little Rock’s Central High School during the 1970s. Busing for integration expedited an exodus out of the Little Rock School District in the 1970s, but students who remained made efforts to facilitate racial harmony and understanding. Central High School students helped make two films to tell the story of integration at their school. The second one aired in a 1979 episode of As We See It, a series produced by high school students in Chicago in conjunction with the PBS station there, and the episode received a Peabody Award. The 29-minute film documents the perspectives of black and white students on integration at Central and provides fascinating glimpses into the successes and failures of school integration in the 1970s.

Details

Date:
November 1, 2022
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://ualr.edu/history/history-institute/

Venue

Historic Arkansas Museum
200 E. 3rd Street
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
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Phone:
501-324-9351
Website:
https://www.arkansasheritage.com/historic-arkansas-museum/historic-arkansas-museum-home
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