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Brenda Norwood discusses discrimination against African Americans, including lack of access to water, riding in the back of the bus and using secondhand books.

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Brenda Norwood discusses more about the first day of integration, including the crowd that gathered that day. Some members of the crowd taunted the African American students and called out derogatory names, Norwood said in an oral history interview.

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Brenda Norwood, member of the Mansfield High School senior class of 1965-66, discusses the first day of integration at Mansfield High School.

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Brenda Norwood, an African American senior when Mansfield High School integrated, discusses what life was like at the school during an oral history interview.

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The Mansfield community gathered on school grounds on Thursday, August 30, 1956 to prevent three African American students from registering at the high school. The size of the crowd reported in newspapers ranged from 200 to 500 on both Thursday and…

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Floyd Moody remembers the owner of the land his father was a sharecropper on encouraging his father not to enroll his son at Mansfield High School.

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Floyd Moody says, "What really bothered me is the fact that our President, Eisenhower didn't do anything about anything."

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Floyd Moody says he was not bitter or angry about integration events in 1956, he said about the white citizens of Mansfield, "they were raised up not having black folk in their school, maybe it wasn't that much against the race of black people, it…

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Floyd Moody remembers hearing the words he wanted to hear from Superintendent R. L. Huffman with regard to integration of Mansfield High School.

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Floyd Moody talks about a picture with students in front of a Mansfield bus. Moody also talks about there being only one black high school in all of Tarrant County.
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