KXAS News Script: "Dummy Hanging at Mansfield Probed"

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Title

KXAS News Script: "Dummy Hanging at Mansfield Probed"

Description

After Mansfield High School was ordered to desegregate an effigy was hung in protest of the decision. The Effigy was hung in Mansfield’s main street on wires. Signs were attached to both feet of the dummy and red paint was splattered across the effigy. Police believed that this was not the work of mere pranksters. This effigy became the first of three figures that appeared during the crisis at Mansfield.

Subject

a news story covering the hanging of a red paint splattered, straw-stuffed dummy in effigy of an African American man in Mansfield, Texas, in response to the federal desegregation order demanding Mansfield admit thirteen African American students to its high school.

Source

KXAS News Script "Dummy Hanging at Mansfield Probed" UNT special collections, KXAS-TV/NBC-5, Fort Worth Tx.

Publisher

KXAS-TV/NBC-5

Date

1956-08-29

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