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!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…

!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 May 7 US Court of Appeals Appellant Brief.pdf
Appellant Brief filed with US Court of Appeals on May 7, 1956 by L. Clifford Davis requesting reversal in Fifth District Court in the case of Jackson v. Rawdon.

J. Brooks On Farr Best Movie Theater-3.mp4
Jossie Brooks recalls the segregated town theater, Farr Best Movie Theater, in Mansfield, Texas.

J. Brooks On Busing To And From Fort Worth-2.mp4
Jossie Brooks recounts the daily trips Mansfield's black students embarked on to and from school in Fort Worth, Texas.

1953_07_21_Shivers_from_DDE (5).pdf
Dwight D. Eisenhower responds to Allan Shivers concerns on the Supreme Court case (Brown v. Board of Education). Eisenhower assures Shivers that his concerns have been acknowledged.

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After the display of mob violence U.S. Supreme Court Justin Minton grants Mansfield high school the opportunity to delay the court order issued by Estes. This delay would allow the Mansfield school board to lawfully refrain from opening the high…

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Robyn Ladino, author of "Desegregating Texas Schools: Eisenhower, Shivers, and the Crisis at Mansfield High" asks the Attorney General, Herbert Brownell some questions about the events that led to the crisis, and the crisis itself.
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