Class of 1957





Central In Our Lives

Voices from Little Rock Central High School, 1957-1959

By Ralph Brodie and Marvin Schwartz

Published by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, a division of the Central Arkansas Library System

Now available by mail order at Rose Publishing Co., Inc.:

 2723 Foxcroft Road
 Little Rock, AR 72227
 (501) 227-8104   (501) 227-8338  (fax)
 Price: $34 softback & $44 hardback



Also available at selected book stores.


Wordsworth Books at 5920 "R" St, (501) 663-9198


Lorenzen & Co. Tanglewood Shopping Center, (501) 663-8811



        Central In Our Lives is the story of how students at Central High School experienced the historic desegregation of the school in 1957.  The story is told through student voices and offers a participant's involvement by the people who were there and who personally experienced the events.  The book tells what the students did to support school desegregation, the consequences paid for those actions, and what they were unable to do at the time.  The book identifies the educators, family members, and ministers that influenced the students' actions to do what was right.