These 10 Photos Of Arkansas In The 1950s Are Mesmerizing

The end of the 1950s saw a major change in Arkansas. Desegregation of schools was the hot topic during the latter part of the decade, and it seemed as if the entire world was watching to see what the residents of the Natural State would do when it came to integrating education. These photos from that era reflect both nostalgia and evoke emotions that are still just as strong today.

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The Civil Rights Movement is an integral part of American history. Now that we are decades removed from the era, how much have we learned, changed and grown as a people? Granted, the country is far more diverse in the 21st-century than it was in 1958—but has the overall American mindset been educated about this turbulent time in education?