A Concerned Citizen’s Change of Heart

A Concerned Citizen’s Change of Heart

A letter written by a concerned citizen offers an insight into the public reaction to school desegregation as it was …read more

Reagan Echoes Nixon’s Anti-Busing Position

Reagan Echoes Nixon’s Anti-Busing Position

Throughout his administration years of 1969-74 President Richard Nixon time and again voiced his opposition to the compulsory busing of …read more

Insights from the Oval Office: Taking the Helm on Desegregation

Insights from the Oval Office: Taking the Helm on Desegregation

A document directed to the Staff Secretary from Bryce Harlow outlines the details of a meeting held in the Oval …read more

The Push for Anti-Busing Legislation

The Push for Anti-Busing Legislation

During a press conference on April 29, 1971, a reporter asked President Nixon if he approved of “the mandatory use …read more

The Challenge of Peaceful Desegregation

The Challenge of Peaceful Desegregation

  An excerpt from a 1969 statement by both Robert H. Finch, Secretary of the Department of Health Education and Welfare, …read more