Local Records from Mansfield, Texas

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Local Records from Mansfield, Texas

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Local Records from Mansfield, Texas

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This collection includes excerpts from the Mansfield African American Oral History Project, which was published in 1996. It also includes Mansfield ISD records, such as school board meeting minutes and plans for integration.

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Items in the Local Records from Mansfield, Texas Collection

Mansfield African American Oral History Project, excerpt on when Mansfield finally integrated
Maggie Jackson Briscoe shares her thoughts on the eventual integration of Mansfield schools.

Mansfield African American Oral History Project, excerpt on difficulty from Jim Crow laws
In Mansfield, everyday life for African Americans was made difficult by Jim Crow laws. Tasks as simple as buying a new pair of shoes were not easy for African Americans. They went into the store knowing their size because they were not allowed to…

Mansfield African American Oral History Project, integration efforts discussed
Maggie Jackson Briscoe discusses a conversation she had with a woman in a nursing home about praying about the integration issue.

Mansfield African American Oral History Project, excerpt about inequity in schools
McClendon Moody continues to speak about the integration process in Mansfield and what brought about the discussion. The supplies the African American children used were not very good and this gave T.M. Moody the idea to pursue integration. He was…

Mansfield African American Oral History Project, T.M. Moody discussion
“Mac” Moody brings up T.M. Moody, who was involved in the effort to integrate Mansfield schools. He was harassed because of this, which is explained in the transcript, but he still wanted to fight for equal rights. Although he did not have…

Mansfield African American Oral History Project, excerpt on treatment by white children
McClendon Moody discusses going to school before integration began and how white children treated African American children.

Mansfield African American Oral History Project excerpt discussing slavery
In this excerpt from the Mansfield African American Oral History project unabridged transcript, the interviewer asked about African Americans' beginnings in Mansfield and how their parents settled in the small town. The times of slavery and how…

Mansfield African American Oral History Project excerpt on integration efforts
The excerpt discusses part of what led to integration efforts in Mansfield. Deacons of the Bethlehem Baptist Church thought if they were paying taxes in the town and had to pay for their children to ride the buses to Fort Worth to school, there must…

Mansfield African American Oral History Project excerpt on African Americans dealing with discrimination at funeral homes during Jim Crow era.
This excerpt was taken from the Mansfield African American Oral History Project. The quote shares the differences between African American funeral homes compared to the Anglo funeral homes. This difference was part of Jim Crow in Texas, and African…

"History of Mansfield Education" from 1929 yearbook
The pages from the year book discuss the history of Mansfield and the beginning of the school system prior to 1956.