From William S. Hogsett to Dr. F. A. Middlebush


Letter from attorney William S. Hogsett to University of Missouri President Frederick A. Middlebush, regarding the issue of whether or not Lucile Bluford's application to the university was ever dealt with by the university's Board of Curators. He also recommends writing to NAACP attorney Sidney Redmond stating such, noting that the board's minutes would reflect that fact, and reiterating that under state law, "Miss Bluford should apply to the Curators of Lincoln University." At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and seeking admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism. After repeated efforts to enter the program, and repeated denials due to her race, she filed a lawsuit against the university that eventually was heard before the Missouri Supreme Court.

October 6th 1939
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903 Grand Avenue
Kansas City, MO
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C2582 - University of Missouri, President's Office, Papers, 1892-1966
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