Car painted with racial slurs

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Title

Car painted with racial slurs

Subject

A car painted with racial slurs is parked near Mansfield High School.

Description

A car painted with racial slurs is parked near Mansfield High School on August 30, 1956. Several hundred white citizens protested the registration of black students at the school. The protest was in response to the decision in the lawsuit of Nathaniel Jackson, a minor, et al. v O.C. Rawdon, et al. of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans overturning a lower court’s decision. The Fifth Circuit’s decision mandated that the Mansfield Independent School District allow African American students to register at the previous white-only Mansfield High School. No African American students registered that day.

Source

Courtesy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library, Arlington, Texas

Publisher

[no text]

Date

1956-08-30

Files

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Citation

“Car painted with racial slurs,” The Crisis at Mansfield, accessed January 20, 2018, http://mansfieldcrisis.omeka.net/items/show/71.