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Ann Whitman, Dwight D. Eisenhower's secretary describes a telephone conversation between Eisenhower and the Attorney General, Herbert Brownell, regarding the Supreme Court's decision (Brown v. Board of Education) and segregation.
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Allan Shivers writes to a friend that he'll campaign for Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1956 presidential election. Shivers states that Eisenhower has fulfilled his promises for returning the tidelands and ending the war in Korea, and those were…

Sherman Adams, the White House Chief of Staff suggest that Allan Shivers is a potential Vice-President candidate for the Eisenhower administration in the 1956 presidential election. This demonstrates the political influence of Shivers.

One Texan describes how Allan Shivers would be fit for the position of Chief of Staff of the White House, since Shivers is a statesmen and could handle the problems that arrive in the White House. This demonstrates Shivers political influence among…

Several cabinet members discuss school segregation, the Brown decision, African American voting, and other civil rights issues. This demonstrates the cabinet members thoughts and perceptions of the current civil rights issues in the country.

Dwight D. Eisenhower discusses progress on the civil rights subject. Eisenhower claims that discrimination is "disappearing" in pubic facilities, and now every citizen has an equal opportunity to serve it's country. This demonstrates Eisenhower's…

The pre-press conference discussed segregation. President Eisenhower had report on the "matters in Texas", and asked the Attorney General, Herbert Brownell to look into it. This demonstrates that the school integration issues were known nationwide. …

During this press conference a number of reporters ask about school segregation, particularly for Texas, due to the recent conflict that took place in Texarkana. President Eisenhower maintains a "middle of the road" approach as these questions are…

The Attorney General of the Eisenhower Administration shares his recollection to Robyn Ladino on the "Mansfield Crisis" almost 40 years later.

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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