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Central High School

Public School in Little Rock Arkansas that held the first Black Students to go to a white school (Little Rock 9) in Arkansas in 1957

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Sunshine Law

Also known as the Freedom of Information law, it opened government records to public view

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Philanthropy

Charitable contributions

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Trustys

Long term prison inmates entrusted with the oversight of other prisoners

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Blossom Plan

Little Rock's original desegregation plan; focused on Central High

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Silas Hunt

The first African American to be admitted to any southern University for professional or graduate coursework

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Withrop Rockefeller

The first Republican governor elected in Arkansas since Reconstruction; he replaced Orval Faubus. he was also a well-known philanthropist and business leader

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Sid McMath

A progressive Democratic reformer and governor of Arkansas from 1949 to 1953

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Orval Faubus

Infamous governor who served during the Little Rock Central High Crisis

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Wilbur Mills

Served in the U.S House of Reps from 1939 to 1977, making him one of the longest serving politicians in Arkansas

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Dale Bumpers

A successful Arkansas governor and U.S Senator in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s

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David Pryor

Popular Arkansas politician who served as a state legislator as a governor, a U.S Senator and in the U.S House of Representatives

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Justice Jim Johnson

Democrat and Segregationist who was a state supreme court justice and ran for governor against Rockefeller in 1966

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Elsijane T. Ray

In 1975 became the first woman appointed to the Arkansas Supreme court

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John McCellan

Served longer in the U.S Senate than any other Arkansas Legislator form 1942 to 1977. Brought many federal projects to the state including the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System

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William Fulbright

A United States Senator representing Arkansas form January 1945 until his resignation in December of 1974 Fulbright was a southern Democrat and supported the Creation of the United Nations

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Wal-Mart

Headquartered in Bentonville and founded by Sam Walton in 1962, the company grew form one store in Rodgers to almost 11,000 with almost 2,000,000 employees and it is the world's largest company

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Dillards

A department store chain founded in Nashville AR, today its headquarters are still located in Little Rock

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Tyson Foods

Headquartered in Springdale and founded in 1935, it is the world's largest processor and marketer of beef, chicken, and pork.

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Alttel

A wireless technology and communications service provider founded in LR in 1943

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J.B Hunt

One of the Country's leading transport and logistics companies founded in 1969, its headquarters are located in Lowell

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Stephens Inc

An Investment banking firm (one of the largest outside of New York) founded in 1933 in Little Rock by W.R Stephens. Its headquarters remain in Little Rock

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Riceland Foods

Founded in 1921, a cooperative that sells and mills rice, soybeans, and wheat. It is one of the world's leading millers of rice, and is based in Stutgart

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Arkansas Gazette

The State wide newspaper founded in 1819 by William Wooodruff, Which was bought by the owner of the Arkansas Democrat in 1991

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Hoxie

September 1955
Moved 21 African Americans into school systems

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Charleston

(Franklin County) in September 1954- first district in the “old south” to comply with Brown vs. Board of Education decision

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Fayetteville

Integrated three weeks later with 6 African America students