November 10, 2010
Homer Adkins, governor during World War II, was strongly opposed to the internment of Japanese Americans at Jerome (Chicot County) and Rohwer (Desha County), citing the principle of white supremacy. During his term, the Alien Land Act was passed, prohibiting land ownership by either Japanese-American citizens or aliens. He was also opposed to allowing Japanese-American enrollment in any Arkansas college, fearing it could lead to racial integration. As a result, the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville (Johnson County) was the only school to allow such enrollment.