March 19, 2007
In 1982, Betty Bumpers, wife of former U.S. Senator Dale Bumpers, co-founded the international organization Peace Links, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to ending nuclear threats to the world. The idea originated from a discussion that Bumpers had with her daughter about the effects of a nuclear war. With a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, she and a number of congressional wives formed the organization. Bumpers (left) is seen here in a 1974 photograph with state poet laureate Lily Peter.