Press Memorandum Allan Shivers 1956-08-31 Part II

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Press Memorandum Allan Shivers 1956-08-31 Part II

Description

The Governor’s orders sending the Texas Rangers to Mansfield High School to keep the peace on August 31, 1956. The presence of Texas Rangers would ensure the failure of integration in Mansfield. Rather than enforce court orders on integration, Governor Shivers justified his actions as ensuring peace in Mansfield and allowing time for a possible appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in staying integration orders.

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Press memorandum

Source

"Press Memorandum Shivers 1956-08-31," Box 532, Texas Governor Allan Shivers, Texas State Library and Archives Commission at Austin

Date

1956-08-31

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