Brownsville Herald 1956-08-30

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Brownsville Herald 1956-08-30

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These two article discuss the situation in Mansfield and Fort Worth. The first article gives scant details about the scene at Mansfield other than a police presence and a “group” estimated at 200 men and women. While the situation in Mansfield was considered possibly explosive by the County Sheriff Harlon Wright, he did not consider the effigy hung on Main Street to be a “serious matter”. Instead, District Judge David McGee did, especially in conjunction with another effigy hung up in similar fashion in Fort Worth. Both articles set the scene for racial tension in the area, as well as the response from those in charge.

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Newspaper

Source

"Law Alerted For Trouble In Mansfield," Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, TX), Aug. 30, 1956; "Negro Effigy Is Found In Fort Worth," Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, TX), Aug. 30, 1956.

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Brownsville Herald

Date

1956-08-30

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