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Little Rock Central High School Desegregation Silver Dollar

30 Jul 2019  Tue

The Little Rock Central High School (LRCHS) is an accredited high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. This school is rich with history, academic excellence, and diversity. This school was built in the year 1927 and was added to National Register of Historic Palace and was designated by the National Park Service as a National Historic Landmark. It is the only operating high school in the United States which is designated as a National Historic Site, is a place important beyond its past.

The United States of America had issued a commemorative silver dollar with the theme of Little Rock Central High School in the year 2007. The obverse of this coin depicts an image of the feet of the “Little Rock Nine” escorted by a soldier to enter the school. This group of nine black students entered the previously segregated facility following the landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education. The reverse of this coin depicts Little Rock Central High School as it appeared in 1957. The building still operates as an educational institution and has been designated as a National Historic Site.

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