The Jackson v. Rawdon Case

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The Jackson v. Rawdon Case


The Jackson v. Rawdon case of 1956, in which parents of African American students sued to desegregate the Mansfield public schools


The Jackson v. Rawdon Collection includes a variety of digitized court filings associated with the case.



Collection Items

Jackson v. Rawdon - Filed by L. Clifford Davis - September 26, 1955.
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
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 - J.A. Gooch request to abate and dismiss
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
Hearing is set for Jackson v. Rawdon, November 7, 1955.

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

July 26, 1955 - Mansfield School Board Minutes
T.M. Moody requested several items from the Mansfield School board, in a regular meeting held on July 26, 1955, these requests were discussed.

October 8, 1955 - Mansfield School Board Meeting Minutes
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 - Mansfield School Board Minutes
Discussion of "segregation problem" at Mansfield School Board meeting.

November 8, 1955 - Mansfield School Board Minutes
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.

September 27, 1955 - Mansfield School Board Minutes
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".
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