From Lucile Bluford to S. W. Canada
Letter from Lucile Bluford to University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada that she asks to be considered as a standing application to the university as a graduate student in journalism. Bluford writes that Canada's attorney William S. Hogsett used "open appeals to race prejudice" in federal court, and refuses to let that thwart her career. She reports that she has reapplied to Lincoln University for coursework "equal to the standard of graduate work in journalism at [MU] before such work was abandoned," as the university had temporarily shut down their own program. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, lead to a case that eventually was heard before the Missouri Supreme Court.