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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…

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A telegram from Dwight Eisenhower to Allan Shivers thanking him for a speech in Eisenhower's favor and support in his presidential campaign. In addition the telegram invites Shivers to Eisenhower's birthday at San Antonio.

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…

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.

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A letter from President Eisenhower's Chief-of-Staff, Sherman Adams, thanking Allan Shivers for his support during the 1952 Presidential election. The letter indicates the level of gratitude towards Texas Governor Shivers from Eisenhower's…

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.

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.

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 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. …

Mamie Eisenhower to Shivers 1956-10-06.jpg
A letter from President Eisenhower's wife, Mamie, to Shivers thanking him for telegrams sent to the President. She states that President Eisenhower is poor health but "feeling stronger."
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