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A news script and corresponding video from the KXAS news station on September 14, 1956, show lawyers from the state attorney general’s office searching through records at the Dallas NAACP offices. Attorney General John Ben Sheppard acquired a…

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During the days prior to the crisis at Mansfield High many citizens opposed and supported the decision to integrate Mansfield High School. Federal Judge Joe Estes ordered the school to admit Negros and to integrate immediately. Jemmie Moody mother…

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After Mansfield High School was ordered to desegregate an effigy was hung in protest of the decision. The Effigy was hung in Mansfield’s main street on wires. Signs were attached to both feet of the dummy and red paint was splattered across the…

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On the Morning of August 30th 1956 a mob of some 200-400 persons gathered outside Mansfield High school. Early that week Judge Joe Estes had issued a federal court order to desegregate Mansfield High School. Attorney for the school board J. A. Gooch…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…
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