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Monday, September 12, 2022

On Sept. 12, 1958, Gov. Orval Faubus closed all Little Rock, Arkansas public high schools for one year rather than allow integration to continue, leaving 3,665 Black and white students without access to public education. During this year, ninety-three percent of white students and fifty percent of the Black students gained access to some form of alternative schooling.

  • Zinn Education Project article Sept. 12, 1958: Little Rock Public Schools Closed
  • The Arkansas Lost Year Project’s The Lost Year trailer. The Lost Year Project is the collaborative work of Sandra Hubbard, award winning documentary filmmaker, and Dr. Sondra Gordy, Professor of History, University of Central Arkansas, with resources and in-depth stories, primary sources and the full film for educational purposes.