In 1953, Winthrop Rockefeller came to Arkansas and planted the seed for radical change. He fell in love with the landscape and people, and invested himself wholly in Arkansas’s future. Governor Rockefeller used his name and his wealth to encourage conversations on the toughest issues facing Arkansas. After becoming governor in 1967, he was able to see his ideas become reality as he influenced integration, minimum wage, prison reform and more. Today, organizations like the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Winrock International and the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture keep his memory alive. Here is the story of the man, his vision and his far-reaching legacy.
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