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On this day in American history, August 30, 1956 — Riots Prevent School Desegregation in Mansfield, Texas

In 1956, Mansfield, Texas, was a small farming town of 1500 people. Its schools were strictly segregated and facilities for black students were run-down and under-funded. Before the start of the 1956-1957 school year, in compliance with a federal desegregation … Continue reading

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