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Allan Shivers thanks Dwight D. Eisenhower for the attention Eisenhower has given to the states in the southwest that have been experiencing extreme drought. This demonstrates Shivers admiration towards Eisenhower on political issues.

1953_07_16_Shivers_to_DDE (5).pdf
Allan Shivers shares his thought to Dwight D. Eisenhower on the Supreme Court case (Brown v. Board of Education). Shivers states that "there is nothing more local that the public school system. This demonstrates Shivers stance on school segregation,…

Allan Shivers thanks Dwight D. Eisenhower the birthday wish, and Shivers looks forward to their next visit. This demonstrates Shivers and Eisenhower's friendly relationship outside the political arena.

Allan Shivers wishes Dwight D. Eisenhower a happy birthday, and looks forward to their next visit with each other. This demonstrates Shivers and Eisenhower's friendly relationship outside the political arena.

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Shivers’ response to State Representative Joe Pool. The Governor denied the request for a special session of the legislature to consider outlawing the NAACP’s practices in Texas for the moment.

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A letter from Allan Shivers to Robert "Bob" Hayes thanking him for his support during the Mansfield Crisis. Shivers views the majority of responses to his Mansfield decision as favorable.

Allan Shivers to The Advisory Committee on Segregation 1956-02-23.jpeg
Shivers reaffirming his support for the interposition proposal and an amendment to the U.S Constitution clarifying and strengthening the Tenth Amendment.

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This article relates the reaction from a Federal District judge to an effigy found hanging on Main Street in Mansfield. Equating the seriousness of the effigy to voter fraud, the judge also hints that more trouble may be coming to Mansfield in the…

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This article focuses on the anger of white residents towards the mandate of integration. That anger is directed at black residents who would try to register, the County Sheriff who showed up at the school, and the Judges who are mandating…

Amarillo Daily News 1956-09-01.jpg
This article, and the picture that accompanied it on the front page, builds the tension that had already started to boil the day before. It details the mobs’ efforts to search for blacks’ on incoming school buses, as well as a confrontation and…
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