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

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.

Floyd Moody recalls that he was satisfied with being able to graduate with his friends and continue to play football at IM Terrell rather than going to Mansfield High School.

Early Negotiations-6.mp4
After early negotiations at Mansfield High School, Floyd Moody went on to IM Terrell, when news media started showing up at IM Terrell, he remembers classmates saying, "black folk trying to go to a white folk school, they are going to kill you."

Floyd Moody talks about Farr Best Theater in Mansfield.

JHH Cemetery.mp4
John Howard Hicks talks about his ancestors buried in the Mansfield Cemetery, and the disarray of the African-American grave sites.

JHH First Day of School.mp4
John Howard Hicks, Mansfield high school student bused to I.M. Terrell in Ft. Worth, talks about his first day of school on the day of the desegregation crisis in 1956. It was his preference to go to the school in Ft. Worth and not Mansfield High…

JHH after Crisis.mp4
John Howard Hicks discusses whether the city of Mansfield has atoned for the way they handled desegregation of high school in 1956.

JHH Cemetery Fence.mp4
John Howard Hicks talks about the Mansfield Cemetery Fence that separates the white and African-American grave sites. Considers removal of the fence to help heal old wounds.

JHH Bus Rides.mp4
John Howard Hicks, Mansfield high school student bussed to I. M. Terrell in Ft Worth in 1953 to 1957, tells about the daily rides to school. African-American high school students were taken by Continental Bus because of segregation of the public…
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