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Sept 27, 1955 MISD Minutes.JPG
During a regular school board meeting on September 27, 1955, a reports were given by the segregation committee and the bus driver for "negro bus".

Nov_23_1955_judgement_Estes.pdf
Judge Estes dismisses the case on behalf of the plaintiffs.

Notice_of_appeal.pdf
After Judge Estes determined that "This school board has shown that it is making a good faith effort towards integration, and should have a reasonable length of time to solve its problems and end segregation in the Mansfield Independent School…

!notice of summons_11_7_55and9_17_56_RLHuffman.pdf
Two separate notices regarding appearances by R.L. Huffman.

The first is notification sent informing J.A. Gooch of oral deposition of Huffman and Rawdon to take place on September 17, 1956.

The second document is an order for R.L. Huffman…

!petitionforstayofenforcement_8_27_56_denied.pdf
J.A. Gooch, attorney for defendants, sends a notice requesting stay of enforcement of decree dated August 27, 1956, on the grounds that plaintiffs transferred to Fort Worth Independent School District prior to June 1, 1956.

!petitionforappeal_8_27_56.pdf
Petition for appeal filed by J.A. Gooch on judgment dated August 27, 1956.

Nov_7_transcript.pdf
Transcript of proceedings from the Jackson v. Rawdon case, originally heard in the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of Texas - Fort Worth Division on November 7, 1955.

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Document stating unanimous decision by the school board not to integrate for the 1956-1957 school year. The final paragraph in the document states that if the document is denied, rather than be jailed, the board will comply with the provisions of…

1956, Dec 3 US Court of Appeals Order on Petition.pdf
On December 3, 1956, the US Supreme Court denied the petition to stay in the case of Jackson v. Rawdon, this was the end of the legal battle in the court system.

1956, Sept 5 US Court of Appeals Petition to Stay.pdf
On September 5, 1956, J.A. Gooch, attorney for Rawdon and the Mansfield School Board, filed a Petition to Stay the enforcement of the judgement of the lower court.
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