News Coverage of the Crisis

In the summer of 1956 Mansfield High School became the first high school ordered to desegregate by a federal court order. On three seperate days a mob gathered outside the high school to prevent integration. Newspapers from around the state covered the events that unfolded as well as Texas' first televison station.This collection of newspapers and news scripts document the volatile response from the white citizens of mansfield as well as the court proceedings before, during and after the crisis at Mansfield High.


Caity Chegwidden, Jamie Laughlin