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    The Clinton Presidential Center, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail are all important cultural sites found in the state. Perhaps the most well-known sites are directly tied to the ripples of discontent that began with the Brown v. Board of Education case and rapidly grew into a wave of resistance within the community of Little Rock. Nine African American students found themselves in the midst of the turmoil as they enrolled in the formerly all-white Little Rock Central High School. Today, their bravery and perseverance is immortalized through the Little Rock Nine Memorial at the State Capitol. Visitors can also walk the halls of the still-operating school on tours guided by National Park Service rangers, or explore the Old State House Museum housed in the original Capitol of Arkansas.


    When you’re ready to experience the history of the United States Civil Rights Trail firsthand, download a state itinerary. These guides have information about the sites you can visit in each state as well as directions and other useful tools to help you successfully plan your trip.





    The U.S. Civil Rights Trail is a collection of churches, courthouses, schools, museums and other landmarks in the Southern states and beyond that played a pivotal role in advancing social justice in the 1950s and 1960s, shifting the course of history. We started this podcast to continue our mission of motivation people to learn more, see more and feel more. Through this podcast we will tell deeper stories of the Civil Rights Movement from people who were there and made a difference.


    • Season 1 – Alabama

    • Season 2 – Mississippi

    • Season 3 – South Carolina

    • Season 4 – Louisiana

    • Season 5 – Tennessee

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