Orval Faubus’ School Issues – and the 1954 Run for Governor

By Nathania Sawyer :: Photos courtesy of special collections UofA libraries, Fayetteville [dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the 1954 Democratic gubernatorial primary, incumbent Governor Frances Cherry faced off against a relative newcomer, Orval Faubus, and two other candidates. Cherry received 48 percent of the vote, and Faubus garnered 34 percent—which forced a run-off election. As the campaign heated up for…