Response of WKU president Kelly Thompson to James Pope's request for information regarding black enrollment at WKU.
Mr. James S. Pope, Jr.
Louisville 2, Kentucky
Dear Mr. Pope:
The following information is submitted in answer to your letter of March 14:
The date of desegregation at Western Kentucky State College was June 7, 1956, the opening date of summer school.
The action was voluntarily.
Our total enrollment is 3,513.
We now have 3,491 white students and 22 Negroes.
Western Kentucky University, Desegregation, Integration, Minorities, African Americans, Blacks, Students