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  • ISBN: 9780292746916
  • ISBN10: 0292746911

Desegregating Texas Schools: Eisenhower, Shivers, and the Crisis at Mansfield High

by Ladino, Robyn Duff A Sherzer, Dina

  • List Price: $35.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publish date: 01/01/1996
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Description
Mansfield, Texas, a small community southeast of Fort Worth, was the scene of an early school integration attempt. In this book, Robyn Duff Ladino draws on interviews with surviving participants, media reports, and archival research to provide the first full account of the Mansfield school integration crisis of 1956. Ladino explores how power politics at the local, state, and federal levels ultimately prevented the integration of Mansfield High School in 1956. Despite the short-term failure, however, the Mansfield school integration crisis helped pave the way for the successful integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. Thus, it deserves a permanent place in the history of the civil rights movement, which this book amply provides.
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