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White House Desgregation Meetings, 1963 28 May - 22 October.pdf
Correspondence between National Bar Association, NAACP, and Assistant Attorney General Burke Marshall on Desegregation.

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On August 31, 1956 segregationists gathered at the Mansfield High School to prevent African American students from registering for the upcoming school year. The same day Governor Allan Shivers dispatched Texas Rangers to Mansfield as a sign to…

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Governor Allan Shivers ordered Texas Rangers to be dispatched in an effort to maintain order at the school as segregationists gathered to protest the federal court order to integrate students in 1956. The National Association for the Advancement of…

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A telegram from State Representative Joe Pool asking Governor Shivers to call a special legislative session to outlaw the NAACP in Texas. Many citizens around the state shared the Governor’s opinion that the Mansfield crisis was instigated by the…

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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Telegram suggesting the governor and attorney general ban the NAACP from operating in Texas for instigating riots.

Telegram Eisenhower to Shivers 1952-10-3.jpg
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.

Five African American students who planned to enroll in Mansfield High School stand in front of a Mansfield Independent School District bus. Students include Gracie Smith, Hattie Neal, Floyd Moody, John Hicks, and Charles Moody. The segregated school…

Brownell outlines the items that he wants in the act.

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…
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