Creator

Date Original

1971

Description

This collection contains a letter written by one of Governor Dale Bumpers constituents who complained that Bumpers had not pushed hard enough for the desegregation of school buses as he promised he would during his campaign.

Biographical/Historical Note

The issue of desegregating school buses was a contentious issue from the beginning. In 1971, the Supreme Court case "Swann versus Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education" upheld the desegregation of busing. Dale Bumpers, governor of Arkansas from 1971-1975, pushed for progressive reforms, including in education. In his campaign for governor, Bumpers promised to fight for equality in the education system, but in his first few months as governor he had not fulfilled this promise in the eyes of some of his constituents.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.033.003

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Dale Bumpers letter, SMC.033.003

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Dale Bumpers letter, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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