TV News Coverage (KXAS/NBC)

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TV News Coverage (KXAS/NBC)


TV News Coverage (KXAS/NBC)


This collection is made up of News Clips and News Scripts from the KXAS collection from the University of North Texas. KXAS-TV, formerly known as WBAP-TV, was the first television station that was signed on air in September of 1948. UNT and NBC-5 have partnered to create the largest known online archive of local television news. This collection contains first hand coverage of the events in Mansfield during the crisis as well as the aftermath dealing with the NAACP. This collection also contains other heightened tensions involving integration around the area.


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KXAS/NBC5 Mansfield Report
KXAS report on Mansfield integration attempts in 1956, by Kristi Nelson.

KXAS News Script: NAACP to Fight Restraining Order
A state official served the Dallas branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People with legal papers restraining the organization from further operation until a trial is convened.

KXAS News Script: NAACP Ouster Suit Is Heard At Tyler
Judge Otis T. Dunagan hears testimony from both the state of Texas and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Alabama Attorney General McDonald Gallion sat in on the proceedings to bring a similar suit against the NAACP in…

KXAS News Script: NAACP Trial Continues
Court convened for the 17th day of the trial between the state of Texas and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. State Attorney General John Ben Shepperd accused the organization of barratry while Thurgood Marshall of the…

News Clip: New Racial Strife in Fort Worth ; Mansfield
Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany two news stories. The first is about protests and demonstrations against an African American family who recently moved onto an all-white street in a racially mixed…

KXAS News Video: Probe of NAACP in Dallas Continues
In the weeks following the Mansfield Crisis, Texas Attorney General John Ben Shepperd was granted a temporary injunction against the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People while state lawyers searched through the organization's…

KXAS News Script: "Mansfield School Opens"
A mob formed outside Mansfield high school for a third time on September 4th, the first day of school and the last day of registration. Texas Rangers were on the scene to make sure no violence erupted. Superintendent Huffman followed Shivers order to…

KXAS News Script: "New Racial Strife in Fort Worth"
20 miles North of Mansfield another incident involving integration occurred. Lloyd G. Austin and his family moved into an all white neighborhood and this action was met with mob violence. The White Citizens Council of the area meets to discuss what…

KXAS News Script: "Mansfield"
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…

KXAS News Script: "Mansfield Continues To Defy Court Order"
For the second day in a row a mob formed outside Mansfield High School to keep Negro students from registering. On this day Governor Allan Shivers sent Texas Rangers to the town to keep peace but not to intimidate any of the Mansfield citizens.…
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