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Jackson v Rawdon - Complaint.pdf
Complaints and requests filed by Davis on September 26, 1955 on behalf of African American students of high school age in Mansfield, Texas against O.C. Rawdon and the Mansfield School Board.

Jackson v Rawdon - plaintiff motion for preliminary injunction.pdf
On October 7, 1955, L. Clifford Davis filed a request for preliminary injunction to enjoin and restrain the defendants, including O.C. Rawdon, School Board President, and R.L. Huffman. Mansfield School District Superintendent.

Jackson v Rawdon - Gooch request to abate and dismiss.pdf
J. A. Gooch, attorney for the defendants, files a request to dismiss the case filed by L. Clifford Davis, attorney for the plaintiff.

Jackson v Rawdon_Show Cause Order.pdf
Hearing is set for Jackson v. Rawdon, November 7, 1955.

Jackson v. Rawdon - Nov 21, 1955_Explanation by Judge Estes.pdf
Judge Estes gives an explanation for his decision in the case of Jackson v. Rawdon.

Oct 8, 1955 MISD Minutes.JPG
School Board minutes from a called meeting on October 8, 1955, the day after headlines in the Star-Telegram announcing that three "negro" students had applied for admission to Mansfield High School.

March 27, 1956 MISD Minutes.JPG
Discussion of "segregation problem" at Mansfield School Board meeting.

Nov 8, 1955 MISD Minutes.JPG
One day after court proceedings in Jackson v. Rawdon, a school board meeting is called and a contract with T.M. Moody from 1950, allowing him use of water from the "colored" school is discontinued.

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.
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