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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.

1956, June 28 US Court of Appeals - Opinion.pdf
The opinion of Chief Judge Hutchison on June 28, 1956 in the case of Jackson v. Rawdon, brought before the US Court of Appeals was that the dismissal of the case by the Fifth Circuit court was incorrect, the decision was reversed and remanded with…

1956, May 23 Appellee's Brief.pdf
Appellee's Brief filed with US Court of Appeals on May 23, 1956 by J.A. "Tiny" Gooch on behalf of O.C. Rawdon and Mansfield School Board members.

KP discusses effigies, other memories.wav
Kenneth Pressley discusses his memories of the scene at Mansfield High School in 1956, including the hanging effigy. "It was a different world back then," Pressley said.

KP discusses 56 events.wav
Kenneth Pressley discusses the events he witnessed at Mansfield High School in 1956 during the attempt to integrate the school. He says now it seems like "it's just a part of history."

KP discusses when integration actually happened.wav
Kenneth Pressley discusses when integration in Mansfield schools took place in 1965.

KP, discusses fed government.wav
Kenneth Pressley discusses why he thinks some Mansfield residents were upset about the integration efforts of 1956 during an oral history interview.

Rangers smiling with effigy.jpg
On August 31, 1956 segregationists gathered at the Mansfield High School to prevent African American students from registering for the upcoming school year. The same day Governor Allan Shivers dispatched Texas Rangers to Mansfield as a sign to…

Rangers with white locals.jpg
Governor Allan Shivers ordered Texas Rangers to be dispatched in an effort to maintain order at the school as segregationists gathered to protest the federal court order to integrate students in 1956. The National Association for the Advancement of…
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