Congestion of cars at Mansfield High School

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Title

Congestion of cars at Mansfield High School

Subject

A crowd gathers at Mansfield High School after integration efforts begin.

Description

A crowd assembled at the Mansfield High School grounds on August 31, 1956 to protest the registration of three African American students. The crowd included angry residents instructed to comply with a federal district court order. Heated exchanges occurred during the day between the radical segregationists and news reporters on scene to cover the events. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney Grady Hight exchanged words with the crowd and had to be escorted to safety by officers. The pro-segregationist gubernatorial candidate W. Lee O’Daniel also made a campaign appearance that day on the school grounds.

Source

Courtesy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library, Arlington, Texas

Publisher

[no text]

Date

1956-08-31

Files

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Citation

“Congestion of cars at Mansfield High School,” The Crisis at Mansfield, accessed June 29, 2022, https://mansfieldcrisis.omeka.net/items/show/70.