Literary Landmark Dedication


The Friends of the Mansfield Library is proud to announce that the City of Mansfield has been designated a Literary Landmark by the American Library Association, for the work of  John Howard Griffin, author of "Black Like Me".

For videos, photos and more of this momentous occasion Visit the Literary Landmark Dedication Page

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Photos of Literary Landmark Ceremony are courtesy of David Meadows at Farr Best Theatre. Prints are available for purchase at

View letter from Laura Bush

 Thank You!!!

Thank you to Robert Bonazzi for participating in this program, and for all of the photos and materials for the display case. Thank you for the books that you donated and a special thank you from Pat Young (Librarian).

Thank you to Farr Best Theatre for showing the documentary "Uncommon Vision: The Life and Times of John Howard Griffin"

Thank you to Morgan Atkinson for allowing us to show "Uncommon Vision: The Life and Times of John Howard Griffin

If you would like to purchase a copy of the DVD, Go to

Thank you to Alternative Funeral Services for graciously underwriting the Essay Contest $500 Prize

Thank you to all the students who participated in the essay contest.

Thank you to the judges for reading and judging the essays. 

Thank you to all the volunteers, city staff and library staff  who helped in many ways.

Thank you to the Griffin family for attending the program and supporting our desire to honor John Howard Griffin.

And a Big Texas Sized Thank You to Former First Lady Mrs. Laura W. Bush for making this an event to remember! 

And last but not least, thank you to anyone that we have forgotten to thank. 

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