KXAS News Script: "Mansfield"

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Title

KXAS News Script: "Mansfield"

Description


During the days prior to the crisis at Mansfield High many citizens opposed and supported the decision to integrate Mansfield High School. Federal Judge Joe Estes ordered the school to admit Negros and to integrate immediately. Jemmie Moody mother of Floyd Moody, a student of I.M. Terrell High School in Fort Worth, wanted her son to attend Mansfield High because of its close proximity to their house. Of those who opposed the decision was Mansfield superintendent R. L. Huffman. Huffman acting in accordance with the school board and a lawyer asked for a delay of one year for the court order to take effect and to appeal the court order.

Subject

The small town of Mansfield is fighting a legal battle over Mansfield.

Source

KXAS-TV News Script: "Mansfield" UNT special collections, KXA-TV/NBC-5, Fort Worth Tx.

Publisher

KXAS-TV/NBC-5

Date

1956-08-28

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