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noun
a city in and the capital of Arkansas, in the central part, on the Arkansas River.
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British Dictionary definitions for Little Rock

Little Rock

noun
a city in central Arkansas, on the Arkansas River: state capital. Pop: 184 053 (2003 est)
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Cultural definitions for Little Rock

Little Rock

Capital of Arkansas and largest city in the state.

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In 1957, federal troops were sent into Little Rock to enforce the United States Supreme Court ruling in Brown versus Board of Education against racial segregation in the public schools. Little Rock became a symbol (see also symbol) of the South's resistance to school integration.
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