Mansfield African American Oral History Project excerpt on African Americans dealing with discrimination at funeral homes during Jim Crow era.

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Mansfield African American Oral History Project excerpt on African Americans dealing with discrimination at funeral homes during Jim Crow era.

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This excerpt was taken from the Mansfield African American Oral History Project. The quote shares the differences between African American funeral homes compared to the Anglo funeral homes. This difference was part of Jim Crow in Texas, and African Americans were not allowed to use the same funeral homes as the white Mansfield citizens. They later had to use African American funeral homes in Fort Worth, much like how children had to attend schools in Fort Worth instead of integrating schools in Mansfield.

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An excerpt from the Mansfield African American Oral History project explains how African Americans dealt with discrimination at funeral homes during the Jim Crow era.

Source

Mansfield African-American Oral History Project, found on page 23 in “A Society of Meanness” section

Date

1995-12 (when interviews were conducted)

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