Mansfield High School: Texas Ranger, students, and effigy

Item

Title

Mansfield High School: Texas Ranger, students, and effigy

Description

In this photograph, Mansfield residents surround one of two Texas Rangers in front of Mansfield High School in late August 1956. The Texas Rangers were in Mansfield by request of Governor Allan Shivers to stop any threat of violence when approximately 200 to 500 white residents of Mansfield and surrounding areas gathered at the high school to keep African American students from registering. As is visible in the background of the picture, a black painted effigy hangs over the entrance of the school.

Subject

Students gather around a Texas Ranger in front of Mansfield High School with an effigy hanging in the background, 1956.

Source

Courtesy of Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Date

1956-08

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