November 10, 2011
The 1958-59 school year, during which all of the Little Rock (Pulaski County) high schools were closed in an attempt to prevent desegregation, is commonly referred to as the Lost Year. For the entire school year, 3,665 students were denied the opportunity to attend their local schools. In an attempt to lessen the damage caused by lost time, three local commercial television stations briefly broadcast lessons taught by fifteen white teachers. For a few weeks, students such as the one shown here were able to continue their education in this manner.